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Cuvée Gourmande 2012, Domaine de la Charmoise, Touraine

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Cuvée Gourmande 2012 - Domaine de la Charmoise, Touraine

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The opinion of the sommelier

« This month I would like you to discover the Domaine de la Charmoise. Its wines are outstanding in terms of price quality ratio. The Ma- rionnets, the owners of this winery, are passionate about their work and this is shown in what they produce! This Cuvee Gourmande will probably enhance the St Pierre that the Chef Philippe Vétélé proposes this month. »
 

Terroir

Thanks to its location in the east end of the Touraine, this winery benefits from a continental climate, favourable to sauvignon and gamay. Spring frosts are quite rare and temperatures help these two grape varieties to come to maturity before the harvest. Grapevines grow on “perruches” (flinty clay and gravels) soil. It is a dense and compact soil that produces wine for laying down.

lecepage Grape variety

The sauvignon has a strong presence in the Vallée de la Loire, and is highly demanded for its structure, its freshness and its wide range of aromas. Very sensible to diseases (especially powdery mildew), it harmed its culture for a long time. However, the progress of vine-growing permitted to develop its plantation since the 60’s.

lemillesime Vintage

Winter was mild and too dry. However, April brought more that 120mm of rain to vineyards, along with nice temperatures at the start of the vegetative cycle. Summer was more stable and allowed a good ripening of grapes. Wines born from sauvignon are sharp with a high aromatic freshness.

lerecoltant Winemaker

The Marionnet family arrived at Soings, in the east part of Touraine, 30 km to the south of Blois, during the 50s’. What’s the peculiarity of this winery? The Marionnets own the oldest grapevine of France, dated around 1850, before the phylloxéra crisis.
 
My VitiBox, décembre. 2013 / bouteille

Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 31st of January 2014. Delivery within 21 days.

The Ma- rionnets, the owners of this winery, are passionate about their work and this is shown in what they produce!

 
 
  • Temperature: Between 10 and 12°C
  • Decanting: Open just before serving.
  • Keeping potential: Until 2015 maximum
Food and wine matching
Salad of goat cheese
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John Dory
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Sainte-Maure de Touraine cheese
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Mandarin soufflé
 
Wine tasting
 
Appearance - Nice white gold colour, crystalline and clear, with micro-bubbles in suspension.
White gold
Nose - Nose intense and pleasant, that reminds sauvignon. It is fresh and ethereal, with citrus fruits touches.
Aromatic intensity :
Revealing when aereating
Wine Aromas :
White fruits
Aromas : of yellow fruits.

Taste -
The mouth is sharp and fresh, with citrus fruits touches such as lemon. It conveys a nice gustatory equilibrium.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Light

Tannins :
Weak

Wood level :
Not woody

Aftertaste
: long with a pleasant bitter tasting (grapefruit).

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