Type: Red Wine
Grape: Cabernet Franc
This wine is produced within the Anjou appellation but is intentionally declassified as VDF. A blend of two parcels: 40 ares of 30 year old vines from Le Clos de l’Ommeau and 40 ares of 50 year old vines from Les Bonnes Blanches, grown on on schistes soils with clay and gravel. The grapes are de-stemmed, then poured into large wooden vats. Fermentation, maceration and punchdowns are done at the same time. The wines are then racked to large oak barrels for a spontaneous malolactic fermentation. After a racking of the gross less, the wines age in old Burgundian barrels.
The soils bring a unique mineral character to this Cab Franc and the wine is bone dry, with zero residual sugar. Elegant, with earthy red currant and black raspberry fruit and a long finish.