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2019 Domaine Philippe Tessier Cour-Cheverny ‘La Porte Dorée", Loire Valley, France

2019 Domaine Philippe Tessier Cour-Cheverny ‘La Porte Dorée", Loire Valley, France

$36.99

  • 2019 Domaine Philippe Tessier Cour-Cheverny ‘La Porte Dorée", Loire Valley, France

    2019 Domaine Philippe Tessier Cour-Cheverny ‘La Porte Dorée", Loire Valley, France

    $36.99 Excl. tax

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    Complex aromas of pear, citrus, lime-flower, white pepper, almond and caramel, with a very slight oxidative character. The palate shows ripe pear, quince, citrus, almond and intense stony flavors that coat the mouth.

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    ABOUT THIS WINE

    La Porte Dorée - the Golden Gate - is without a doubt one of the best expressions of dry Romorantin with Hervé Villemade's Les Acacias. This cuvée comes for 80% from a specific vineyard called "Porte Dorée" : there is more clay, the soil is cooler, the limestone is closer. The oldest vines are 60 years old. Because of the late ripeness of this plot, and its concentration, it is always aged in barrels to tame the powerful acidity and help with the aromatic development. 

    ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

    Domaine Tessier was founded in 1961 by Roger Tessier, with his son Philippe taking the reins 20 years later in 1981. They are located in the heart of the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOC’s and currently have 23 ha of vines.

    The vineyard exists in a microclimate that keeps the vineyards cool, situated between the Loire River and the forest of Cheverny, Chambord and Solonge and has been Ecocert certified since 1998.

    Philippe believes that a wine should be the expression of the place from which it comes and should reflect the climatic conditions of the year, as well as the vigneron that produces it, while also respecting the life of the soil and the environment. He believes that it should give pleasure but must also be sound and healthy, alive and digestible and above all, it should be a natural wine.

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