Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Vin Blanc 2021
Loire Sauvignon that'll actually make you want to drink more Sauvignon. Chalky and mineral rather than overly flamboyant, definitely one to get your nose into!
Wine: CLOS DU TUE-BOEUF Vin Blanc
Producer: Clos du Tue-Boeuf
Region/Country: Loire Valley, France
Grape/s: Sauvignon Blanc
Production Method: Organic farming. Pressed whole bunch, wild yeast fermentation and bottled with minimal SO2
Style: Mineral driven with more restrained citrus fruits and light spice
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, Grilled veg such as Asparagus and Leeks
Clos du Tue-Boeuf
I can remember trying these wines for the first time a few years ago and not really understanding them. Weird region, funny horse thing on the label, but came from an amazing importer so it was kind of a sure thing. Here I am a few years later and I can't get enough of the stuff. Clos du Tue-Boeuf is one of the most important natural domaines in the Loire Valley, which makes them one of the most important in France, and therefore the world. Certified organic since 96' the Puzelat family have inspired a myriad of other producers to head down the minimal intervention route. The wines have gained in finesse and character over the years. Grapes are harvested by hand, no additives are used during vinification, a tiny dose of SO2 is added at bottling if needed. Fermentations with wild yeasts are long, aging is primarily in used barrique or tronconic wooden vats. So much personality here, iconic drinking.