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Côt Vieilles Vignes

Le Rocher des Violettes

Côt Vieilles Vignes Bottle
Appellation
Touraine
Variety
Côt
Age of Vines
5-130
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Sandy clay, clay limestone, gravel
Altitude
75-100 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, 2/3 whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in tank, 3 week maceration
Aging
12 months in 500L French oak barrels and foudres

Overview

The oldest vines Xavier tends are Côt, many of which are now around 130 years old. Not only do they provide a depth of concentration and complexity of flavor, but they also serve as a source for his new plantings. Xavier’s Côt comes from five different plots: Les Bordiers, Bel-Air, Le Grand Poirier, Chesnay, and Rocher. Soils range from sandy clay to rockier clay-limestone and all over the ever-present tuffeau bedrock. Employing 2/3 whole cluster fruit during fermentation and maceration lasting 3 weeks, it is aged in 500L French oak barrels and foudres for one year before release.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2016 Côt Vieilles Vignes

Source: VM

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Touraine
  • Proprietor
    Xavier Weisskopf
  • Winemaker
    Xavier Weisskopf
  • Size / Elevation
    17 hectares / 75-100 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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