La Grange Tiphaine - Touraine Amboise Côt Vieilles Vignes
Biodynamic. 120 year old un-grafted côt vines (local name for malbec). The south-east terroir is composed of red clay with silex on a limestone mother rock layer. Hand harvested. Indigenous yeasts. Long maceration in concrete vats. Aged 9 months for 50% in concrete egg shaped tanks and the remaining in 225l barrels.
Biodynamic. This Malbec (locally called Cot in Loire) displays an intense nose of black fruit, herbal undertones, graphite notes and hint of smokiness. This shows elegance and explosive aromatics with a core of sweet cassis, a sappy old-vine intensity and chewy rich texture, with a perfect balance between the acidity and the soft tannins. This wine should be open a least a couple of hours or decanted prior enjoying it.