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Espérance

Terre de l'Elu

Espérance Bottle
Appellation
Vin de France (Anjou)
Variety
Pineau d'Aunis
Age of Vines
50-60
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) and biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Sandstone, rocky clay, schist
Altitude
60-80 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in French oak vats, 15 day maceration
Aging
12 months in 600L French oak barrels

Overview

One of the more distinctive, indigenous varieties in the Loire Valley is Pineau d’Aunis. Like Grolleau, it is prone to vigor and yields must be controlled. When farmed and fermented well, a startlingly unique wine emerges – one that mixes sweet-tart cherries, cracked pepper, and punchy acidity. Espérance comes from vines between 50-60 years old planted on gravelly clays soils with sandstone and schist. 

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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