2018 Domaine de Terres Blanches, Coteaux du Giennois, Alchimie Rouge
ORIGIN: Loire, France
GRAPE: Pinot Noir 70%, Gamay 30%
The surface area of our red Coteaux du Giennois vineyards is 3 hectares. It is located in the district of Bonny sur Loire and planted on siliceous clay soil terraces overlooking the Loire river. The average age of the vines is 15 years. The grapes are picked at optimum maturity. Fermentation starts after a cold pre-fermentation maceration. The wine remains in vat for around 15 days, with regular pumping over operations carried out each day. It is then aged in vats for 6-8 months in order to keep the fruity character of the wine.
Delicious pleasure wine from the Loire. A real "thirst wine" with a playful palette. No use of wood, dominant red berry aromas with hints of pepper. Nose of cherries, raspberries and strawberries, complemented by spicy notes. Acidity to maintain liveliness and enough density to make it interesting. These are confirmed on the palate, where harmony is created by the wine’s fullness and mellow tannins.
Food Recommendation: Firecracker Duroc Pulled Pork Pasta, Sakura Pork, Mottainai Lamb Knuckle, Hokkaido Scallop with Pork Belly