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Le Poiré

Domaine Saint Nicolas

Le Poiré Bottle
Appellation
Fiefs-Vendéens
Variety
Négrette
Age of Vines
20
Farming
Certified biodynamic (DEMETER & BIODYVIN)
Soil
Schist, granite, clay
Altitude
25 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, hand sorted, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in vat, 21 day maceration with pigeage
Aging
Aged 15 month in French oak demi-muids, bottled unfined, total sulfites 15mg/L

Overview

An obscure variety in its place of origin north of Toulouse in Fronton, Négrette is a difficult grape to cultivate but it takes well to high-acid soils like schist. In warmer climates, it can be blowsy and fruity but in the maritime climate of the Fief Vendéens, it is fresh and savory – like a hypothetical cross between Gamay and Cot. 

Ratings & Reviews

92

2012 Le Poiré

Source: WA

90

2011 Le Poiré

Source: WA

91

2010 Le Poiré

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Fiefs-Vendéens
  • Proprietor
    Thierry Michon
  • Winemaker
    Thierry Michon
  • Size / Elevation
    32 hectares / 25 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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