Désiré - 2018 - Hervé Villemade - Magnum
A nose of red fruits and wilted roses. On the palate, this is a wine of dense and elegant substance. A very well-crafted, fruit-forward wine.
- 150 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 15.5 %
- To drink from
- 2021 to 2025
Grape varieties: 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Gamay from 29-year-old vines planted on flinty sandy soils. The estate is certified organic by ECOCERT, and uses natural grass cover between the vine rows. The harvest is done by hand, the grapes sorted in the vineyard, and the yields kept under control. Vinification: the grapes (2/3 destemmed and 1/3 whole bunches) are macerated 6 months in Georgian amphorae (qvevri) of 800 and 1000 litres, followed by an additional 3 months of maturation for the wine alone. Bottled with a microdose of sulphur. Only produced in magnums!
Hervé Villemade is a natural winemaker situated within the Cheverny appellation. Less of a media darling than his famous neighbour Thierry Puzelat, Hervé and his 25-hectare estate nonetheless have nothing to be shy about. You might say there’s a gentle and productive form of competition between them, a source of motivation perhaps... When the family estate was handed over to him in 1995,...All wines
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