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2018 Herve Villemade Cour-Cheverny 'Les Acacias'

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Romorantin
  • Loire Valley, France
  • Organic farming
  • Direct press; spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks & concrete vats; aged in acacia barrels
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • 15% ABV
  • Distributed by Selection Massale

From the winemaker, "Romorantin, the official grape of the Cour-Cheverny AOC, appreciates sandy clay/limestone soils where it offers a wine of great character that mixes elegant vegetal and floral notes (cut grass, violets, a touch of mint), often slightly honeyed with notes of ripe fruit (roast pear) lightly marked by the elevage in old barrels. The finish is fresh, tight with saline minerals and bitter anise. A wine with good aging potential."

From the distributor, "This is 100% Romorantin from a small parcel adjacent to a small forest of acacia trees and aged in (surprise!) acacia barrels. Amazing wine, and worth a research dive into the romorantin grape variety if you're feeling curious."