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Magellan

Terre de l'Elu

Magellan Bottle
Appellation
Vin de France (Anjou)
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
80
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) and biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Sandstone, shale, chert
Altitude
70 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, whole berry, natural yeast fermentation in amphorae, 5 week maceration with gentle pigeage
Aging
20 months in neutral French oak barrels

Overview

Thomas & Charlotte’s Magellan is proof of the concept that the terroirs of the Anjou are just a remarkable as any of the other great Cabernet Franc terroirs in the world. For Magellan, they utilize 80-year-old vines grown on chert-flecked soils of shale and sandstone and makes a wine of incredible depth and finesse. It is fermented, whole-berry and by indigenous yeasts in amphorae and aged for 20 months in neutral French oak barrels before bottling.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2013 Magellan

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Vin de France (Anjou)
  • Proprietor
    Thomas & Charlotte Carsin
  • Winemaker
    Thomas Carsin
  • Size / Elevation
    22 hectares / 60–80 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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