Domaine Pithon-Paillé Grololo Blanc / 2020 / 750mL
Category: Wine
Sub-Category: White Wine

About the domaine:

Jo Pithon started his famed domaine in 1978. His parents were winemakers in Anjou, and Jo has done as much as anyone to lift the appellation onto the world stage. His focus on dry whites, now commonplace, was very innovative in the last two decades of the 20th century.

Also at the forefront of organic farming, he uses indigenous yeasts and the rejection of sugar and acid additions. Pithon works with a small handful of biodynamic growers – just one farmer for Grololo and another for the Mozaik Blanc – to create some of the freshest and most soulful wines in France.

As he nears retirement, Jo has brought on the youthful and talented Adrien Moreau, a rising star in the Loire Valley, to help make the wines.

Vinification:

The three grape varieties (Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne & Sauvignon Blanc) are pressed slowly over a long time, before being aged in vats for a year. The final blend, with proportions leaving room for the expression of each grape variety, is carried out at the last moment.

Tasting Notes:

A golden yellow color, a fruity and charming nose enhanced by Sauvignon, a full and greedy mouth of Melon de Bourgogne, and a tension of Chenin.

Soil Type:

Gabbro from Muscadet, limestone from Anjou and Touraine