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Les Acacias - 2018 - Hervé Villemade

Hervé Villemade

A nose with subtle vegetal notes (fresh cut grass, mint), abundant flowers (violet), baked apple and honey... Palate: beautiful tension and minerality with lovely liquorice and bitter notes. A saline finish.

75 cl
Original features
Degree of alcohol
15 %
To drink from
2022 to 2028
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A 100% Romorantin cuvée, from 20- and 50-year-old vines grown on a siliceous-clay soil. The estate is certified organic by ECOCERT, with natural grass ground cover between the vine rows. Harvesting by hand, careful grape sorting in the vines, and low yields: 12 hl/ha. Vinification: direct pressing, low temperature fermentation, indigenous yeasts, no chaptalisation, no sulphur. Matured 8 months in demi-muid barrels, bottled with 1 to 1.5 g of sulphur.

Hervé Villemade

Hervé Villemade

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,...

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