La Grange Tiphaine, 2018 Update

I was delighted to be able to taste a selection of recently released wines from Coralie and Damien Delecheneau of La Grange Tiphaine earlier this year. My joy reflects not merely the fact that I take pleasure in tasting new wines, especially if these new wines happen to be the latest vintage from a high-flying domaine in the once much-maligned Montlouis-sur-Loire appellation. No, the pleasure here is more personal, because I know Damien and Coralie (and, to be fair, many others in the Montlouis-sur-Loire appellation) have had an extraordinarily tough time of it recently, with several recent vintages having been seriously impacted by frost. Many of the wines tasted here originated in the 2016 vintage, when Montlouis-sur-Loire was hit particularly hard, so it was a privilege to be able to taste these wines.

La Grange Tiphaine

As always Damien (pictured above) poured a selection of wines both white and red, from both the Montlouis-sur-Loire and Touraine appellations, as well as two wonderful sparkling wines.

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