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Discours de Tuf

Discours de Tuf is a mellow wine resulting from selective picking of botrytised grapes.

  • APPELLATION:
    - Jasnières. mellow white wine.
  • GRAPE VARIETY:
    - Chenin 100%.
  • SOIL (TERROIR):
    - Clay with flint on tuffeau (limestone). Parcels oriented south/south-west to south/south-east in the crescent of Jasnières. Slopes down to the Loir.
  • VITICULTURE:
    - Ground works : ploughing, earthing-up and hoeing. No weed killers.
    - Low yields. Manual harvest.
  • VINIFICATION:
    - Matured in barrels.
    - The final balance is the work of nature.
  • TASTING:
    - 1997: Brilliant and limpid colour with oil aspects, intense gold with green tints. Rich and vigorous nose on fine and distinguished aromas of lime-tree, honey, poached white fruits and white pepper. Superb mouth, fruity and fresh with flavours of peach jam, honey and vanilla.
    Le Guide des Vins des Sommeliers 2000
  • SERVICE:
    - Goes with: a dessert or a curry of scallops.
    - Great ageing potential.
    - Open in advance.
    - Serve at 8-10°C.
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PRESS REVIEWS

Bettane & Desseauve Wine Guide

The Jasnières justly deserve their titles “Discours” and “Elixir de Tuf”, as they are a clear expression of their terroir. (2005 edition)
1997: 5 verres    (2000 edition)

Fleurus Wine Guide

1997: 19 /20 - A marvellous wine offering rare sensations. Eric Nicolas brings the appellation Jasnières to the top with this legendary bottle. “Coup de coeur” of our wine waiter. (2000 edition)

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