About the wine
From 35 years old vines on a gravelly soil to a depth of about 35cm, resting on shale regolith. After a cold maceration, the fermentation takes about 20 days for the Cabernet Franc and 10 days for the Grolleau. The wine continues its ageing on lees for 9 months without extraction.
Beautiful intense purple colour. The nose expresses nice ripeness while retaining the graphite expression of a shale soil. The complexity comes from hints of blackcurrant, menthol and licorice. The whole is thus consistent with a Loire identity apparent in this mineral definition. The palate is open and digestible. It is defined by a full-bodied and sappy structure without excess alcohol. The whole is pleasant and cool by the quality of the fruit; the tannins provide a good persistent length. The tannins, while slightly prominent, are well integrated into the whole.