Les Saules - 2018 - 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
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2026
A 100% Romorantin cuvée, from 39 years ols 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 in June 2019 with 1 to 1.5 g of sulphur.
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
from the estate