La Grange Tiphaine - Touraine Ad Libitum
Biodynamic. Blend of cabernet franc, côt (malbec), and gamay grown on clay/silex soils in Touraine Amboise. The harvest is manual and the grapes are meticulously sorted before being macerated and fermented in concrete tanks, separately, for 15 to 18 days. The different grape varieties are blended and then aged in concrete tanks for 4 months.
Densely packed aromas of bright, focused, fresh red berry, lovely earth poised between mushroom and forest floor, gentle baking spice, and floral notes. Medium bodied with a midpalate featuring mineral top notes and plenty of acid cut, the wine rides a swift current from fruit to stone to spice anchored by a firm but lissome texture. Beautiful persistent finish.
Brooding black plum, earthy forest berries and tart cranberry jockey for position on the peppery palate, framed by long, silken tannins. There's a dusting of baking space on the snappy finish, along with a puff of warmth. Give this wine some breathing time to relax and open up.
89 Gismondi (2020 vintage)