TURQUANT and MONTSOREAU
cliffsides overlooking the Loire
100% Cabernet Franc
40 year-old vines or older (85 for the oldest)
Simple Guyot pruning. Vigour is naturally controlled by the vine age.
environ 40 hl/ha
Handpicked. At full maturity. The harvest date depends on the acidity level and the health status of the plots. (Early October on average).Harvest level ranging from 12 to 13,5% vol)
Once in the cellar, the whole harvest is sorted and destemmed to make sure only the ripest grapes go into vats. Maceration will last 18 to 24 days at 20° degrees Celsius
Aging solely in vats for 1 year in order to develop tannins and roundness.
A dark ruby robe with prominent black fruit aromas. A few spicy hints with an ample and fleshy attack supported by a strong tannin structure.
Food & wine pairing
Serve at 15, 16° with a roast or small game