Grapes: Chenin + Chardonnay
Soils: Gravel + Schist + Clay
Vinification: Slow pressed grapes are vinified in stainless steel. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occur.
Aging: 9 months
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: 20mg per liter of sulfur added at bottling.
Notes from the Importer: Agnès and René Mosse, along with their sons Joseph and Sylvestre, live and work in the village of St-Lambert-du-Lattay, a village in the Coteaux-du-Layon area of Anjou. Layon is a small tributary to the Loire that lazily digs its way through well exposed and drained hills of schist and sandstone. Its micro-climate allows for a long hang-time, and when the mornings are foggy in the fall, with no rain, botrytis develops easily on the Chenin grapes.
Before becoming vignerons, the Mosse had owned a wine-bar/retail shop hybrid in Tours. They credit the great vignerons they met there, among them Jo Pithon and François Chidaine, as the impetus to become winemakers. The couple studied viticulture and oenology at the agricultural lycée in Amboise where two of their teachers were Thierry Puzelat (Clos du Tue-Boeuf) and Christian Chaussard (Domaine le Briseau).
The name of the wines comes from the album Magic of Ju-Ju released in 1968 by Archie Shepp. René is a big jazz head.