100% Grolleau Noir from Saint Georges sur Layon, grown on schist. 2018 was a very good year for Grolleau. Destemmed by hand - 3 weeks in tanks punched down by hand, pressing off in a vertical press and blending press and running juice. Aged in two barrels - 600l barrel for 20 months. There were a few bunches in the tank to help filter the wine which also gave the wine some structure. A wonderfully deep and elegant Grolleau which is drinking well now, but will age wonderfully.
Côme's winemaking ability, in combination with the chalky and schist terroirs of Saumur, leads to wines that are a perfect representation of the outstanding potential and diversity that can be found in the Loire Valley!