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Hervé Villemade

Les Ardilles - 2017 - Hervé Villemade - Magnum

A nose with notes of black fruits, oranges, flowers and spices... On the palate: dense, elegant and well matured. A fruity, mineral wine, with an almost saline finish.

150 cl
Original features
Degree of alcohol
12 %
To drink from
2019 to 2025

VAT included

Blend: 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Gamay, from a parcel grown on a slightly richer soil. The vines are 20-40 years old, grown on a soil of sandy clay and flint. 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, well managed yields: 25 hl/ha. Vinification: harvesting of whole bunches, 20-day maceration, punching down of the cap, low temperature fermentation, indigenous yeasts, no chaptalisation, no sulphur. Matured 8 months in traditional and demi-muid barrels, bottled with 1 to 1.5 g of sulphur.

Hervé Villemade

Hervé Villemade

Hervé  Villemade  est un vigneron nature dans le secteur de Cheverny. Moins médiatique que son illustre voisin Thierry  Puzelat , Hervé et son domaine de 25 ha sont loin d'avoir à rougir. Une douce et positive compétition, source aussi de motivation... A la reprise du domaine familial en 1995, Hervé se pose les bonnes questions, et après sa rencontre avec Marcel Lapierre, il...

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