Domaine de la Taille aux Loups: Vineyards

The vineyards – whether in Montlouis-sur-Loire or Vouvray – are given over almost in their entirety to Chenin Blanc and presumably, given the fact there is a sparkling rosé produced, a little Gamay too. The vines are cared for along organic lines; there is limited use of organic manure, and spraying is kept to the bare minimum necessary. Nevertheless for many years Jacky did not seek organic certification, a decision which left him exposed to questions and criticism from various quarters, both within and outside the appellation. These days, however, the domaine is indeed certified organic, by ECOCERT, which will presumably silence any mutterings about his commitment.

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Surface weeds are kept down with ploughing, which also forces the vines to root more deeply.

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