Grapes: Malbec + Cab Franc
Region: Touraine, France
Viticulture: Organic + Biodynamic
Soils: Clay + Limestone
Vinification: Hand-havested, then fermented in concrete tanks
Aging: Aged for 10 months in concrete
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Vincent Roussely is the fourth generation of the family to make wines at this beautiful 8 hectare vineyard site in the heart of Chenonceaux on the Cher River. Since 2007 he has farmed his vineyards by hand machine and horse and as a result has seen the health of his vineyards, swards and grapes improve immeasurably, which naturally has a direct influence on the wines he produces. Planted mainly to Sauvignon Blanc, the soil is a mixture of clay and limestone with pockets of Silex where his oldest vineyards are situated, many of which are over 80 years old in the case of the cuvee Chenonceaux. In smaller parcels he also has some Cot, Pineau d’Aunis, Cabernet France and Gamay.