Vineyard: blend of different sites in Bueil-en-Touraine and Dissay-sous-Courcillon. Vines aged 4 – 50 years, grown on silex, clay, and limestone
Grape: Pineau d’Aunis (One of the oldest indigenous varieties in the Loire)
Cellar: The grapes, after being harvested and selected by hand, are gently foot-stomped and macerated for 3 weeks in large conical oak vats (cuve tronconique). The fermentation happens naturally and is followed by 12 months of aging on lees, in 600-liter oak barrels (demi-muids). Bottled without fining, filtration, or sulfur addition.
Personality: Deep purple in the glass with loads of black peppercorn, smoky bramble and sweet herbs on the nose. The palate is spicy and herbaceous with dried red and black fruit layered with spice. A most unusual and purely elegant wine that finishes with powerful tannins and mineral-infused spice. Perfect with grilled beef, leg of lamb, venison stew, braised oxtail.
- Jenny & Francois