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Moulin Touchais age their wines for a minimum of 10 years before release — and these are white wines!
This estate dates back to 1787, and it is still family-owned and operated after eight generations. Perhaps their most notable feature is their collection of properly aged Coteaux de Layon. After WWII (during which the cellars were bricked up to protect the wines), this practice developed by accident: the economy was struggling, and wine sales were down, so the bottles just kept aging; only when the economy began to recover did they fully realize the benefits of this extended aging, at which point it became standard practice.
• All are ex-domaine.
• The best Chenin Blanc can compete with Riesling for ageing potential.
• Many are quite approachable now.