Once in the winery, the grapes immediately go into the press for a gentle pressing.
This is followed by a spontaneous fermentation, brought on by indigenous yeasts and at a controlled temperature, in order to express the terroir, vintage and climate of MOULIN TOUCHAIS. This fermentation can last until January.
According to age-old tradition, the wine is bottled immediately after the cold weather in winter in order to preserve all the freshness of the wine. The bottles then spend at least 10 years ageing down in the cellars. No bottle is released for sale until its tenth birthday. This ageing allows the wine to develop a fabulous character in the bottle.
The wines are tasted regularly by Jean-Marie Touchais to ensure that only the finest bottles of wine are shipped to our customers around the world. This guarantee of high quality is somewhat unique in the world of viticulture.
The Coteaux du Layon MOULIN TOUCHAIS is unlike any other. Whatever its vintage, MOULIN TOUCHAIS expresses a particular grace, made of tension and minerality, accompanied by an extraordinary aromatic palette, mixing flowers, stewed fruits and candied fruits and spices. Each vintage ages slowly and keeps for decades this harmonious blend of sweetness and freshness that gives them their inimitable charm.Grape variety: Chenin Blanc, also called Pineau de la Loire.Terroir : Clay and limestone of the communes of Tigné, Martigné-Briand and Maligné