Legacy of the Loire: Domaine Pz
The wines from Domaine Mosse have been an Uva favorite for years. And what's not to like? Rene and Agnes Mosse make the kind of honest, family-made wine that has come to typify all that we love about Loire natural wines.
So we were super excited to see their legacy continued in the work of Domaine Pz. Domaine Pz is the creation of Stephan Przezdziecki, a longtime worker and student of the Mosse's. Stephan began working for Domaine Mosse in the early 2000s, and in 2005 he purchased an adjacent plot called, 'Les Bonne Blanches', and began cultivating his own grapes.
Today we are offering Domaine Pz’s "Un bout de Chemin.” This cuvée is 100% Chenin Blanc from 50+ year-old vines grown in clay on top of schist. Farmed organically using biodynamic principles. The grapes get a direct press before fermentation in fiberglass tanks, followed by 12 months of barrel aging. Born of a happy marriage of variety, soil, and craft, this wine is so, so good. No sulphites added here, just pure Chenin from the land that does it best.
And the legacy of the Loire carries on...
2015 Domaine Pz, “Un Bout de Chemin” $29 $25
-Dry, mineral-driven white. Lot's of lush orchard fruit: white peach, pear, and tart apple skin. Grassy on the nose without being earthy—sharp on the palate without being sour. Tensile balance of fruit and acidity, like all the best Loire Chenin.