Anjou Rouge AOC
Here we are looking for the expression of the fruit with a round palate. A fun wine to go with your meat as well as good pasta or a delicious pizza. Simple or elaborate cuisine, with this wine pairing is easy.
"A 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. "
Grape: 90% cabernet franc, 10% grolleau.
Viticulture: The vineyard is run under Integrated Pest Management with no plant protection products or synthetic fertilizers.
Soil: From vines of 40 years old on a gravely soil to a depth of about 35 cm resting on shale regolith.
Vinification: After a cold maceration, the fermentation takes about 20 days for the Cabernet and 10 days for the Grolleau. The wine continues its ageing on tees for 9 months without extraction.
Analysis: 13,5% alcohol
Bottled at the property.
Storage: A wine to be fully appreciated in its youth (2/3 years).
Serving: Serve at room temperature, 1 hour after opening.
Enjoy it with: At room temperature, after opening in advance, this wine goes readily with:
- many hams and salamis
- grilled white meat
- tartares or carpaccios
- firm-fleshed fish
- soft cheeses (reblochon , brie, camembert fermier)