Domaine de Bablut, Anjou Village Brissac Rouge ‘Petra Alba’, 2014

£20.50 (75cl)

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SKU: LOBL00314C

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100% Cabernet Franc grown on limestone soil. Hand harvested at optimum maturity. Destemmed. Gentle extraction. Bottled after 18 months maturation.

Tasting note

Petra Alba comes exclusively from a limestone soil of what was formerly called white Anjou (as opposed to black Anjou from shale soils). It comes from the favorite grape of this type of terroir, Cabernet Franc. Petra Alba has fruity aromas with the depth, the power and the breed of beautiful birth products. The geological nature of this great terroir brings the finesse, the fruity and the sweetness of the structure.

About the producer

The Daviau family have owned vines on the hills surrounding Brissac since 1546. Today, their 50 hectares of vineyards spread over numerous and varied parcels in and around the commune. Christophe Daviau, heir to the family business, now manages Domaine de Bablut, following the completion of his wine studies at the University of Bordeaux. Due to his great respect for the environment, Christophe committed himself to organic farming. Furthermore, inspired by natural activist Nicolas Joly, Christophe adopts many biodynamic practices too. In 1993, a biodynamic trial was initiated to convert the entire vineyard to organic viticulture. This was completed in 1996. Christophe’s philosophy is to create a harmonious balance between terroir and grape variety, which he does with serious aplomb.

This approach is further strengthened with the conservation of grass strips and the planting of hedges, in order to provide ideal cover for beneficial insects. Christophe uses green manure to nourish the vines. The vineyards are maintained by mechanical hoeing and superficial ploughing, which on the one hand promotes a deep rooting and allows the plant to better resist the drought and, on the other hand, draws mineral elements from the soil.



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