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Désirade

Terre de l'Elu

Désirade Bottle
Appellation
Vin de France (Anjou)
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Age of Vines
10-45
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) & biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Schist sandstone
Altitude
70 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, gentle whole cluster pressing, natural yeast fermentation in neutral 400L French oak barrels
Aging
12 months on the fine lies in neutral French oak barrels, no stirring of the lies

Overview

Désirade comes from vines of Sauvignon Blanc planted in the hills outside Les Barres, a tiny hamlet between La Haie Longue and Saint-Aubin-de-Ligné. Here the soils are rich in schist and sandstone making for a rich and pure rendition of Sauvignon. The vines range in age from 10-45 years old, are harvested by hand, pressed whole cluster into neutral 400L French oak barrels. The fermentation is by natural yeasts and the wine is aged on the lies for 12 months. 

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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