Moulin Touchais 1996

  • Vignobles Touchais
  • Frankrike, Coteaux du Layon

479 kr

  • 750 ml
  • 73051

Sortiment Systembolagets beställning

Restsocker 85 g/l

Förslutning Naturkork

Alkoholhalt 14,0 %

Söta viner


Slående kombination av mineralitet och nobel sötma i denna ovanliga årgång. Trots sin extremt höga syra är den knappt märkbar tack vare balanserad sötma och tid på flaska. Doft av mineralitet, liljor, narcisser, kvitten, rostat bröd, mysk och honung.


Druvmusten pressas och direkt startar en spontanjäsning med naturlig jäst i temperaturkontrollerade ståltankar. Jäsningen pågår fram till januari året efter.


Det färdiga vinet ligger och lagras på flaska i minst 10 år innan lansering.

Passar till

Serveras vid 8-10 grader till fruktdesserter, rabarber eller till grönmögelostar. Förträffligt gott till gåslever.


The most recent release of Moulin Touchais (for more about whose unusual operation, see my report in issue 172) is a 1996 Coteaux du Layon that illustrates the striking combination of mineral and nobly sweet characteristics that were possible in this unusual vintage, though its notoriously high acidity is scarcely noticeable thanks to the balance lent by high sugar and the harmony conveyed by time in bottle. Alkaline and wet stone aromas here approach the effect of sticking one’s head down a moss- and algae-covered cistern, accompanied by scents of lily, narcissus, quince preserves, stale bread, musk, and sweat. The rich quince character is carried and complimented by a juicy and not at all heavy palate impression, and this finishes with remarkable refreshment and pronouncedly alkaline and stony minerality, as well as snuffed candle wick smokiness and bitterness of quinine. Prices for these wines continue to be quite reasonable considering their combination of quality and late release that permits access to mature nobly sweet Chenin. Such access was still nearly universal in the early ‘80s, when Terry Theise first piqued my interest in nobly sweet Loire Chenin, but gradually the art of holding old stocks died, along with the fashion for these wines – indeed, along with many once-renowned domaines.

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