100% Gamay from Touraine, Loire Valley, France. Certified Organic, Native Yeast.
HISTORY: Husband and wife team, Thierry and Sophie Chardon, founded their estate in 1996 in the village of Couffy on the Cher river. Thierry came from a family of winemakers but, after his father was forced to sell his vineyards, decided to become a firefighter instead. Years later, Touraine and family history drew them back and he and Sophie began a winemaking estate of their own.
ABOUT: They converted to organic farming and winemaking practices in 2007 after plot comparison proved that the organic plots were healthier than those non-organically farmed. Their vineyards also benefit from gentle slopes and good drainage.
TASTING NOTES: A beautiful deep Ruby Red wine. Aromas of Red fruit, Strawberry, Raspberry, & Cherry, w/ hints of Rocky Earth. The attack is supple, w/ beautiful freshness, ripe notes of Raspberry & Black Cherry w/ a vibrant freshness. Minerally, w/ a supple & Peppery finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Salads, Cold Cuts/Salumi, Poultry, Red Meat & Vegetables.