2014 Domaine Du Mortier Sables
Domaine Mortier is a small, 9-hectare vineyard located in the Saint Nicolas de Bourgeois AOC, which lies between Angers and Tours. The two brothers Fabien and Cyril Boisard started Domaine du Mortier nearly ten years ago at a very young age, and while they may not be from a winemaking family, they have been making outstanding wines for quite some time. They are passionate about developing the life of the soil and plant crops within their vineyard to enhance the diversity of the soil and the flavours found in the wine. This is a very practical method to promote eco-diversity to create stunning wines. Grapes are hand harvested, after which the whole bunches go into 70-hectoliter concrete tanks for traditional fermentation at low temperature (due to the cool outside ambient temp) that takes about 14 days. They use a starter of lees from previous vintages to start the fermentation. The wine stays in tank for about 6 months until it is bottled with 16 mg per litre of sulphur added.