Domaine des Sablonettes – Chri,Jo et Jé Ménard – Côteaux-du-Layon
Christine and Joel have been making wine for 20 years in the heart of the botrytised chenin region. The also produce dry whites and thirst-quenching cabernet franc, grolleau and gamayover a surface of 13 hectares. They have been using biodynamics methods and their vinification is “au naturel”, sometimes waiting years before releasing a wine deemed unstable. Their chenin parcel are located on the left bank of the Layon, and they show that it also makes great wines!
Vin de France – “Le Bon P’tit Diable” Cabernet Franc 2015
Vineyard: parcels around Rablay
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, 20 years old
Winemaking: hand harvested and destemmed before maceration of about five days. The wine stays in tank for six months before bottling in spring with 2 or 3 mg of S02.