“Les Galuches” comes from young Cabernet Franc vines which were planted from five to fifteen years ago along the Loire River. The vineyard lies at the meeting of the Loire and the Vienne rivers, and is called ‘Galuches’ because of its rocky, slightly sandy soils. Vineyard soils are worked, but grass may be grown between some of the more vigorous vines. Harvest begins in late September or early October, and grapes are destemmed and sorted before being moved to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Vinification happens at low temperatures for the first five days, after which there is a maceration of eight to twelve days. Wine is then matured in tanks, and bottled in April.
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Franc
*Organic, native yeast, no oak