2021 Herve Villemade Cheverny Rouge Loire, France
Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir 40% Gamay
Farming: Organic (certified)
Age of vines: 10 to 25 years old
The grapes here come from the estate's youngest vines and are a mix of the three terroirs Hervé cultivates: sand and flint, clay and flint/silex and deep silt.
The grapes are macerated, 80% whole-cluster, 20% destemmed, for 15 to 20 days. It is fermented and aged in concrete and wooden tronconic vats from 30 to 50hl in size. No pump-overs, pigeage, rackings or filtration.1 to 1.5 grams of S02 is added at bottling.
- Country France
- Region Loire Valley
- Appellation Cheverny
- Style Red Wine
- Producer Herve Villemade
- Farming Practices Organic
- Grapes Gamay, Pinot Noir
- Food Pairings Roast White Meats, Meaty Fish, Pizza Night, Red Sauce, Aperitif
- Characteristics Icon, Flexes w/ Food, Red Fruit, Chillable Red
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