Olivier Deletang

Chenin Blanc wines of the highest class, made by a jovial man regarded as a statesman of Montlouis. This appellation, just across the river from Vouvray, is enjoying a period of resurgence after living in its illustrious neighbour’s shadow for many years. Such classically poised expressions of the terroir as these make it easy to understand why. Rigorously hand-harvested and separated by trie, fermented long and cold with native yeasts, and minimally treated with sulphur, these are cool and expressive wines. Sadly, this will be our last vintage of this singular domaine, as Olivier has retired from the fray and sold to a neighbor. Enjoy them while you can.

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Dom. Deletang 2007 Montlouis Demi-Sec ‘Les Bâtisses’

If a wine can be judged simply by the beauty of its aroma, then this one would sweep the field. Fortunately, it offers much more besides. Above all, its synthesis of vivid, silex-inspired minerality with sheerly beautiful Chenin honey transports you to a realm of other-worldly beauty where all is cool, limpid and at ease.