2007 Grange Tiphaine Touraine Rosé Riage Tournant

SKU #1040256

Damien Delecheneau's future is bright. He is respected widely and thought of as one of the most promising young vignerons in the Loire Valley. Damien continues the work of his family domaine in the Touraine-Amboise appellation but with renewed vigor and respect for the vines. He is fortunate to have 11 ha of vineyards with an average age of 60 years which he farms without the use of chemicals. Harvest is done by hand, fermentation is carried out by native yeast and there is no pumping after the initial pressing. Both he and his wife studied winemaking and did a stage here in California, he at Clos Pegase and she at Cain. He also plays the clarinet quite well, hence the musical references on the bottles. The delicious Riage Tournant is from an old vineyard block containing mostly Grolleau, with Gamay, Cabernet Franc, and Côt rounding it out, all picked at the same time like they would do generations ago. This mélange creates a wonderfully rich palate of flavors, from wild strawberry to rhubarb to fragrant herb.

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