Grapes from 20-year-old vines in Saint Georges-sur-Layon.
The grapes are 100% destemmed. The wine is aged for 12 months in large barrels (30% new). A fun wine for Stéphane, produced from Grolleau Noir and a little Grolleau Gris. On the nose, it has attractively exotic, perfumed wild-berry, smoky fruit that is quite crunchy in style. The palate is nicely refined and reserved, showing some lovely dark cherry fruit character but in a tight, fresh and nicely croquant style. A wine that is appealing, fresh and full of life, this would be a great wine for any wine bar.