2014 Grolleau Noir 'Emile'Damien Bureau
Damien is one of the most precise and rigourous winemakers we have met. He is truly on the quest for natural perfection expressed through Chenin blanc, grolleau and pineau d’aunis. the Domaine is in the village of Champ-sur-Layon, not far from the elegant town of angers. this area offers a great advantage, being at the crossroads of 2 distinct geological zones, thus offering access to deep rich degrading schistes which give fire, as well as some classic pure clay limestone terroirs. Damien is a fervant zero in- tervention winemaker, but does not rest until each wine has gone though its course to ensure the bottled wine is as near perfection as possible. patience is a must, with long fermentations and long barrel ageing, but when the wines are ready, we realise the wait was worth the while! with only 3 ha for the world, we are lucky to be able to offer you a taste of this tireless work.
This grolleau noir is on the lighter, easy-drinking, fruitier side. It is unfiltered, unfined and got zero SO2.
Loire Valley, France