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Friday, 11 May 2018

2014 Vallet 'Cru Communaux': Domaine Petiteau

Tasted and enjoyed this 2014 'Cru Communaux' Vallet from Domaine Petiteau this evening. Vallet is one of the latest Muscadet communes to start out on the quest to become a recognised cru communaux. Vallet launched its quest last year. 

The Petiteau's Vallet spends at least 17 months on its lees. Light gold colour with delicate brioche aromas and attractive appley texture with good concentration, balance and length. The long finish has a refreshing touch of bitterness in the finish. This Vallet clearly has the potential to age well and develop further in the bottle.  


Bob Rossi said...

Since you say that they've "launched its quest," does that mean that they're still not recognized as a Cru? Is that why the word "Vallet" is in quotes on the label?

Jim's Loire said...

Hi Bob, Yes you are right. Vallet is is not so far a recognised cru. It is at the satrt of the process:

In fact on three to date have been recognised – Clisson, Gorges and Le Pallet and all in 2011.