Rayon de Soleil : Rosé de Loire (sec)
For the first time, we have begun producing a dry Rosé de Loire from our old Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Lovely freshness for this tasty, interesting, orange colored rosé ; vinified at a low temperature to keep the intense raspberry bouquet. Elegant and mineral.
Une Emotion : Anjou rouge
The grapes of our Anjou Rouge come from two single vineyards located at the foot of the hills, on clay-schist soils : Le Clos Lavau. Our Anjou Rouge, with about ten days of maceration of the skins (infusion) with no sulphites and bottled the following spring, takes on a beautiful color of light ruby. The nose is amazingly fresh. Its fruity notes of cherry, blackcurrant and raspberry combine with a floral hint of rose and violet on a spicy background. In the mouth, the attack is smooth : this red Anjou seduces by its soft and well-rounded character, its finesse and its silky tannins. Refreshing, thirst quenching, dominated by a powerful bouquet, it will pair perfectly with the best of your daily cooking : charcuterie, grilled meats, stews and mild cheeses. Best served between 14 and 15°C.
Les Bastes : Anjou Villages
Our Anjou Villages comes from vineyards in the Appellation Savennières planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that give it a unique and original minerality. The first gives the wine its elegance and smoothness, while the second, harvested from vines on stony hot soils, is responsible for the wine’s structure and tannins, the ingredients that ensure its good ageing qualities. It is clear from its garnet-red and intense color that this is a full bodied wine with complexity. On the palate, one can taste the Cabernet Franc’s notes of violet, iris, strawberry and raspberry combined with Cabernet Sauvignon’s powerful aromas of dark fruits, blackcurrants, and blackberries. The wine making process and its maturing for at least a year in casks result in a wine with smooth tannins, rich in substance and robust, enabling it to age from 5 to 15 years. Best enjoyed at room temperature, between 14° and 15° C. Decanting the wine will ensure it is more able to develop its rich bouquet, particularly in the case of older vintages. Good with red meats, game and cheeses of character.