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||94+ Pts John Gilman - View from the Cellar||Size:||750ML
94+ Pts John Gilman - View from the Cellar
"As I noted a year ago, the 2011s were the first wines I had ever tasted from Domaine de l'Ecu, and as strong as those wines were in the context of the vintage of 2011, the 2012s are a dramatic step up and show the true quality of these wines in a top flight vintage! The 2012 Gneiss bottling, which hails from micro-schist soils, spends fully fifteen months aging on its fine lees prior to bottling, and the wine is stunning in this vintage. The vibrant and very complex nose soars from the glass in an electric melange of green apple, orange peel, salty air, white flowers, gentle and very refined leesiness, a touch of straw and a bit of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very soil-driven in personality, with a great core of fruit, laser-like focus and great cut and grip on the vibrant and dancing finish. Brilliant Muscadet! 2014-2035."
Winery Tasting Notes
"Gneiss is the first of the "expression" wines to be harvested, and the earliest to express itself. The nose is opulent and rich in white fruits with notes of pear, citrus, hazelnut and aromas the sea. On the palate, the wine has a lively acidity and a minerally, saline finish."
Vineyard: 3 hectares parcel with 45-55 year old vines
Orientation: Northwest slope
Soil: Light top soil. Sub-soil of gneiss, a metamorphosed igneous or sedimentary rock where minerals are arranged in bands.
Viticulture: Organically farmed since 1975, biodynamic-demeter certified since 1998. Soil worked manually and yields are kept low. All grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification: Gravity fed with no use of pumps. Wild yeast fermentations with no racking of the must.
Aging: Aged on the lees in underground vats for 15 months.
Production: 1,800 cases