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Les Chardons, Touraine Gamay

Les Chardons, Touraine Gamay

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Region: Loire Valley, France
Grape: Gamay
Vintage: 2011

Organic. 100% hand harvested, native yeast, certified organic gamay from Touraine (Loire Valley). Shows best with a little chill.

👁 ruby red

👃🏾 interesting combination of bright generous fruit and dirty funky earth

👅 black cerry fruit with bright acidity 


Tasting Note: A beautiful deep red wine. It opens with notes of red fruit: strawberry, raspberry, cherry. The attack is supple and beautiful freshness, the fruit is ripe on a beautiful intensity. The wine has a supple and peppery finish.

Food Pairing: Salads, cold meats, poultry, or red meat.

Thierry Chardon Description
Husband and wife team, Thierry and Sophie Chardon founded their estate in 1996 in the village of Couffy on the Cher river. Thierry came from a family of winemakers but, after his father was forced to sell his vineyards, decided to become a firefighter instead. Years later, Touraine and family history drew them back and he and Sophie began a winemaking estate of their own. They converted to organic farming and winemaking practices in 2007 after plot comparison proved that the organic plots were healthier than those non-organically farmed. Their vineyards also benefit from gentle slopes and good drainage.