Cocagne du Vendômois - Gris

Story

The wine
The Pineau d’Aunis variety is especially well-suited to these slope vineyards. It originally came from Aunis Priory (near Saumur) in the 11th century. This cousin of Chenin Blanc became widespred in the Vendômois in the early 20th century, and now accounts for the appellation's originality. This comes through beautifully in the Gris du Vendômois, a highly individual wine.
Location
The place named "Cocagne" is located on the banks of the Loir in the commune of Lunay. The grapes grow on slopes that constitute the finest terroir in the appellation. The place named Cocagne features soil consisting of clay (20 %) with Turonian limestone parent rock and a large quantity of pink flint on the surface. This terroir provides excellent water supply and drainage.
Terroir
Temperate climate. The vineyard is protected from northerly winds and has a microclimate conducive to grape growing thanks to the influence of the Loir river.
Vinification
Light pneumatic pressing. Must racking for 24 hours at 18°C in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Varietals
Pineau d'Aunis : 100%

Advice

Serving
10°C.
Ageing potential
2 to 3 years
Tasting notes
Clear, brilliant tea rose colour.
Very intense strawberry aromas that develop hints of citrus (pink grapefruit) and spices (black pepper, Espelette pepper). Quite round, full-bodied, rich, and balanced on the palate. Fresh red fruit (strawberry, redcurrant) and spicy flavours, with a fresh, round finish.
Food and wine pairings
Delicatessen meats, avocado salad, panfried fresh tuna, mixed salads, and grilled white meats.