Keep it natural, baby.
Peter Hahn produces just one wine from his estate which, in its breadth and clarity, expresses the specific ‘terroir’ of the Clos de la Meslerie – effectively a single vineyard wine with a marked identity. As such, Peter declines to categorize his wines as Sec, Demi-Sec or Moelleux, in the belief that the critical definition is provided by the “Clos” which, over time, will declare its character. Over the past few years, the vineyard has tended to produce a wine that falls within the “Demi-Sec” category with residual sugar levels falling somewhere between 15 and 30 grams (chaptalisation is never practiced!). Harvest from the mix of 20 to 60 year old vines proceeds over several weeks in a series of “tries”. Only natural yeasts are used in fermentation and the wine is barrel-aged for twelve to eighteen months. Production varies between 4000 and 7000 bottles per annum. In classic fashion for fine Vouvray, the wines from the Clos de la Meslerie are excellent performers at the table, with a brisk acidity providing exquisite balance to the hum of delicately sweet fruit on the palate.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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