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Terre de'Elu, Clos de Elu Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2018


100% Chenin Blanc: An exciting bouquet of licorice and fennel to begin, leading to ripe pear and fresh almonds. A saline freshness and aniseed flavor on the palate. Full-bodied, yet at the same time tender and elegant. 

Roc’h Avel comes from the terroir of l’Aiglerie, a place well known for the quality of its Cabernet Franc. Scattered among the vines of Cabernet Franc are 70 year old Chenin Vines– all grown on sandstone, schist, and quartzite soils. To preserve the purity of this terroir and its old vines, Roch d’Avel is pressed, whole cluster directly into oak vats for an indigenous fermentation and slow, undisturbed aging.