Domaine Landreau Le Petit Clos Coteaux du Layon
£19.25 (inc VAT)
Both richly delicious and airy. It is like Maltesers for adults.
The French describe these wines as moelleux, which is a really tough word to say without sounding like you're mocking them a bit, but it kind of means soft, supple and graceful, which is perfectly describes this. A wine that manages to be both richly delicious and airy. It is like Maltesers for adults.
The Morin family have been winemakers for four generations. Based in the heart of the Layon hillsides, they produce a dozen wines from three main sites. They modestly put their success down to the sheer generosity of the soils around Anjou, but they certainly know how to make the most of them. By front-loading the process basically doing much of the winemaking process in the fields and then taking their time where possible when fermenting, they create wines more expressive and sophisticated than a mime in a tuxedo.