Vallée de la Loire
Les Dents Rouges - 2015 - Olivier Bellanger
Notes of black fruits and spices... On the palate: fruity, serious and rich (this is a 2015 after all), with silky tannins, a beautifully crafted wine.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2023
65% Côt (20-year-old vines) and 35% Gamay (40 years old) grown on flinty clay. Grapes are harvested by hand. Yields of 40 hl/ha. Vinification: the two grape varieties are vinified together, 100% destemmed, semi-carbonic, maceration for 10 days, indigenous yeasts, with punching down, and pumping over of must, all to better extract flavour and body. Matured for 11 months in Bordeaux barrels, then blended in conical vats. 1.5 g/hl of sulphur at bottling. Certified organic.
Olivier Bellanger, child of the '78 vintage, grandson and nephew of vignerons, lives in Monthou-sur-Cher. His career started down a rather traditional path, working 10 years as a vineyard worker at classic estates such as Domaine Philippe Tessier, where the soil is worked efficiently and with respect. But since Olivier launched his own estate in 2008, with his first vinifications in 2009,...All wines
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