Manoir de la Tête Rouge Tête d’Ange
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Region: Saumur, France
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Manoir de la Tête Rouge Tête d’Ange is a natty Chenin Blanc from the Saumur region of Loire Valley. Vibrant and bright citrus melange, juicy orchard fruit, a supple texture, and a mineral finish.
Song: 23 by Blonde Redhead
Citrus, Lemon, Orchard Fruit, Yellow Apple
Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)
Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Manoir de la Tête Rouge Tête d’Ange
Manoir de la Tête Rouge Tête d’Ange is a natty Chenin Blanc from the Saumur region of Loire Valley. Vibrant and bright citrus melange, juicy orchard fruit, a supple texture, and a mineral finish. Hand-harvested from biodynamic vineyards. Native yeast fermentation. Aged seven months in concrete tanks on the lees. Unfined and unfiltered. Very low SO² addition.
About Manoir de la Tête Rouge
Guillaume Reynouard’s philosophy is resolutely opposed to production–driven and standardized enology. His wines are above all the expression and the reflection of the terroirs in a small village not far from Saumur in the Loire Valley. Mainly chalk tufa and Jurassic limestone, a plateau that is thin-stony. The Mauges–Massif, 40 km west of Le Puy Notre Dame, prevents heavy rainfall, which means that the Cabernet Franc gets a better ripeness and can be harvested in October. Guillaume began his career as a winemaker in 1995 with the purchase of a mansion in need of renovation and 4 hectares of Cabernet Franc. Bio-certified since 1998 and certified biodynamically since 2010, he now has 18 hectares, including a parcel of Pineau d’Aunis, a grape that was forgotten and vilified in the Saumur region, but which is being appreciated more and more over the last couple of years.
About Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc is a versatile white-wine grape variety that has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years. It is most commonly associated with France’s Loire Valley, and its high acidity levels mean it can be vinified in a number of different styles: as lusciously sweet, botrytis-affected dessert wines, light, honeyed sparkling wines, and as full-bodied, still white wines.
The variety has had its ups and downs throughout its long history. Official French documents first mention Chenin Blanc as early as the year 845, and the variety has appeared in various parts of the Loire under a multitude of synonyms since. The grape fell out of fashion somewhat in the early 20th Century, but renewed interest in the 1980s has reinvigorated Chenin Blanc’s position as a classic and noble grape variety.