The opinion of the sommelierI found this organic wine really well made. I enjoyed its flavours of red berries and cherry blossom. We feel the talent when we feel the silky texture that only the best winemakers of Touraine achieve to get in their wines. There is also a little bit of bitterness in the finish, which shows the organic side of the wine. I suggest youpair it with a vanilla panna cotta with raspberry sauce.
TerroirWith 4000 hectares, Touraine is one of the biggest appellations in the Loire Valley, and the estates there are usually pretty big. It is not the case of Domaine de La Brossette since it only covers three hectares, but locatedin the area known to give the best wines. The soil is a mix of sand and clay and the surface is covered with pebbles. This kind of soil guarantees to wine to remain healthy, therefore helping to make organic wines.
Grape varietyThis cuvee is a blend of gamay and cabernet franc. It is a pretty common blend in the Loire Valley. Gamay comes from Beaujolais where it is still the main variety. And gamay is not any grape variety. Indeed, it has a rare specificity that is that its skin is black but its juice is white.
Vintage2012 is a really good vintage in Touraine. The vine grew fast thanks to a very sunny spring. The fact that it rained so little concentrated the grapes in sugar and organic acids. The summer was rather sunny, hence assuring a good maturity of the grapes. The harvest was pretty early with a really high level of concentration. The winemakers (and the wine lovers!) were then very hopeful that the wine would be great, and their hopes were not disappointed as you will taste it in a few minutes !
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There is also a little bit of bitterness in the finish, which shows the organic side of the wine.