The exceptional French winemaker Jacky Blot has died of cancer at the age of 75. Blot initially worked as a pâtissier and wine broker in the 1980s and did not buy the Domaine de la Taille aux Loups in Montlouis-sur-Loire until the early 1990s. There, he put all his ambitions into the Chenin Blanc grape variety. From it, he pressed elegant and profound Loire character wines, for which he became known worldwide. Thanks to his commitment, the Montlouis appellation emerged from the shadow of the famous neighbouring commune of Vouvray. Since his first vintage in 1990, Blot invested in more plots in Montlouis and later in Vouvray. Today, the Domaine de la Taille aux Loups covers 60 hectares. In addition, there are the 15 hectares of the Domaine de la Butte in Bourgueil, where Cabernet Franc such as the Cuvée Mi-Pente and Les Perrières are produced.
In the past few years, Jacky Blot has gradually handed over the fate of the wineries to his son Jean-Philippe, who wants to continue them in his spirit.
(ru / Source: La revue du vin de France)