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Manoir de la Tete Rouge "Tete de Lard"

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Grapes: Cab Franc

Region: Saumur, France

Vintage: 2018

Viticulture: Biodynamic

Soils: Limestone

Vinification: Maceration of 6 weeks in infusion

Aging: The maturing is done during 12 months in French oak barrels of 300 liters aged from 10 to 15 years then 4 months in mass in concrete tanks.

Fining or Filtering: None

Sulfur: Minimal at bottling

Notes from the Winemaker: Our philosophy is resolutely opposed to production – driven and standardized oenology. Our wines are above all the expression and the reflection of our terroirs which lie in a small village not far from Saumur in the Loire Valley. Mainly chalk tufa and Jurassic limestone, a plateau that is thin-stony. The Mauges – Massif, 40 km west of Le Puy Notre Dame, prevents heavy rainfall, which means that the Cabernet Franc gets a better ripeness and can be harvested in October. Guillaume began his career as a winemaker in 1995 with the purchase of a mansion in need of renovation and 4 hectares of Cabernet Franc. Bio-certified since 1998 and certified biodynamically since 2010, he now has 18 hectares, including a parcel of Pineau d’Aunis, a grape that was forgotten and vilified in the Saumur region, but which is being appreciated more and more over the last couple of years. He planted 2 HA in 2018.

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