VdF - Bulle 2020 Hervé Villemade


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Loire France

Grape varieties: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Munu Pinot

Acquired biologic certification in 2016. Herve's skill is to show off her skill by not dosing, but finishing with a slightly sweet taste. Method Ancestral.

Hervé Villemard (former Domaine de Moulin. Company name changed in 2015) has a strong following in France, with its clear fruit and vitality that far surpasses the range of affordable wines. The history of the Domaine in Cheverny dates back to 1939, when Hervé's grandfather founded the estate. Hervé fell in love with Vin Nature through his friendship with Thierry Puszla, started Biologic in 1999, and in 2002 acquired Ecosale certification. Currently 22ha of own fields and 13ha of contracted fields. The cellar also invests heavily in traditional equipment and uses many trapezoidal wooden tanks (expensive) for fermentation. 15hl wooden barrels and trapezoidal wooden tanks are often used for aging. Since 2014, it has been ambitious to try fermentation and aging in Georgian amphora. No sulfites are added during vinification and 10 mg/L only at bottling. Juicy and elegant with pleasant acidity, Cheverny Rouge is mainly Pinot Noir. We also focus on the Loire's rare indigenous Munu Pinot variety, and express the distinct minerality that is its characteristic.

Tree planting: 1980s Location: Altitude 75-115m
Soil: Clay, Silex grapes directly pressed and bottled before fermentation is complete
Let sit for 6-12 months before disgorging