Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Jasnières and Coteaux-du-Loir from Domaine de Bellivière.
Eric Nicolas.

Profile

The AOC Jasnières and Coteaux-du-Loir were, until very recently, languishing; the vines had been all but wiped-out by the intense frost of 1956, and only a handful of tenacious owners held on to their vines, usually keeping the wine they made for their personal consumption, while making a living thanks to other agricultural revenues.

Interview

This interview with Eric Nicholas took place at the Salons des Vins de Loire in February, 2012.

Visits

This visit at Domaine de Bellivière took place in July, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by John Kafarski and Jules Dressner.

Wines

A.O.C Jasnières "Prémices":
Soil: Flint and clay on tuffeaux limestone.
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Vinification: Fermentation in barrel. Aged in barrel for 10 months.