Terres de ROA Solaire

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Winemaker: Luc, Claudine, and Loren Tisserand

Appellation: Saint Pourçain, France

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay

The wines of Terres de ROA are a great representation of the recent resurgence of
quality winemaking found in Auvergne. Until very recently, they were the only
organic producer in the entire appellation! This supple and unctuous wine gives us a
nose of ripe fruits. While it can be drunk on its own as an apéritif, it can pair well
with a cheese course (goat, cow, and sheep cheese), fish, and poultry.

The wines of Terres de ROA are a great representation of the recent resurgence of
quality winemaking found in Auvergne. Until very recently, they were the only
organic producer in the entire appellation! This dry wine gives us a refreshing
acidity and notes of citrus. It is a fine introduction to the Tressallier grape, which is
only found in Auvergne and a small corner of Burgundy. It can be drunk on its own
as an apéritif, or work with a wide variety of seafood.

The Tisserand family can currently count themselves as the only winemakers in the appellation of Saint-Pourçain that are certified organic. They received their certification in 2009. 

They work with well known grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Chardonnay (the border of Burgundy is just over 20 miles away after all!), but they also use Tressalier, a dry white grape variety, said to have originated in northern Burgundy. Less than 200 acres of Tressalier are grown worldwide!

The Tisserands possess two different terroirs- one that is sandy (brings a freshness to the wines) and one that is with granite and limestone (which brings minerality and body in the wines). No pesticides are used, no synthetic products are added to the wines, only indigenous yeasts are present, and the amount of sulfites added never is more than 2g/liter.