Noella Morantin

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Since starting to make wine in 2001, Noëlla has trained with and worked alongside some of the great names of the Loire. A couple of years with Agnès and René Mosse in Anjou led to her becoming the vineyard manager at Les Bois Lucas after becoming friends with Junko Ara, then onto renting parcels of the feted Clos Roche Blanche estate in Touraine from Catherine Roussel and Didier Barrouillet. She now makes wine with fruit from a mixture of owned and rented parcels at her beautiful cellar carved out of the hillside in Thésée; a testament to her hard work and determination over the last 18 years.

Noëlla chooses to work under the more general VDF denomination rather than AOC and her wines stand apart from the perceived notion of Touraine. “If it doesn’t smell like cat piss, you don’t get the appellation” she quips - but only half jokingly. She refers to the prevalence of industrial yeasts used in the area to enhance supposedly typical flavours in the wine. Noella ferments with native yeasts and seeks a longer maturation period in old barrels than is usual, meaning her wines are released much later than many other producers nearby. This patience is rewarded with sublime depth and texture in the wine; rich and fully-ripened Sauvignon Blanc, deep-fruited Cabernet Franc and velvet-soft Malbec.

  • Wayward Imports: The Noëlla Morantin Three-Pack

    Wayward Imports: The Noëlla Morantin Three-Pack

    Put together to help you get further acquinted with the growers we bring into the country ourselves, the Wayward Imports mixed packs offer a snapshot of each producer's style of winemaking. They also make you a tidy saving over ordering each bottle...

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  • Noëlla Morantin Marie Rose 2018 | Wayward Wines

    Noëlla Morantin Marie Rose 2018

    <<Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward Wines>> Marie Rose is a pét-nat rosé made from a direct-press of Cabernet Sauvignon from young vines planted over flint-speckled limestone clay. Unlike the rest of Noëlla's...

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  • Noëlla Morantin Mon Cher 2019 MAGNUM | Wayward Wines

    Noëlla Morantin Mon Cher 2019 MAGNUM

    <<Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward Wines>> Noëlla produces some truly beautiful Gamay, but sadly there is not very much of it to go around! This year we managed to get hold of some Mon Cher in magnums only. It's made using...

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  • Noëlla Morantin Les Pichiaux 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Noëlla Morantin Les Pichiaux 2019

    <<Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward Wines>> Les Pichiaux is a beautifully ripe, open Sauvignon Blanc, without the more prevalent green, herbaceous notes of more conventional Touraine whites. The grapes come from a single parcel of...

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  • Noëlla Morantin Stella Maris 2019 | Wayward Wines

    Noëlla Morantin Stella Maris 2019

    <<Imported directly and exclusively by Wayward Wines>> Keeping it in the Wayward family with this one, Stella Maris is made using Sauvignon Blanc grapes bought in from the other Touraine grower we import, Mikaël Bouges. The...

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  • Noëlla Morantin Tango Atlantico 2017 | Wayward Wines natural wine

    Noëlla Morantin Tango Atlantico 2017

    Since starting to make wine in 2001, Noëlla has trained with and worked alongside some of the great names of the Loire. A couple of years with Agnès and René Mosse in Anjou led to her becoming the vineyard manager at Les Bois Lucas...

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