Rouge Gorge, Domaine de Belliviere, Coteaux du Loir
The Rouge-Gorge cuvée is a tribute to the robins which fly in and around the domaine in the spring. It is made from 45 year old Pineau d'Aunis grapes which thrive in the heavy, siliceous clay over limestone soils of the vineyard. The grapes are destemmed and fermented in vats with gentle pigeage (punching down) over a three-week period. After pressing and blending, the wine is aged in large, old oak barrels for a year, before being bottled without filtration and with only a light dose of sulphur added. It has an enchanting fragrance of wild strawberries, mulberries, and cracked black pepper, complemented by delicate floral notes akin to a Loire Cabernet Franc. On the palate, it displays remarkable concentration and a smooth, velvety texture. The finish is pristine and invigorating, with saline notes and another touch of pepper. Best enjoyed lightly chilled.
Domaine de Bellivière, situated in the northernmost vineyards of the Loire, embodies the relentless pursuit of biodynamic winemaking despite the challenges posed by nature. Eric and Christine Nicholas, along with their son Clément, navigate frost, mildew, oidium and hail, resulting in significant harvest losses. However, their unwavering commitment and the support of their local community have allowed them to plough on (if you'll pardon the pun), undeterred. The wines, which are vinified with a hands-off approach and aged in ancient caves, are known for their exceptional quality, purity and precision, beautifully capturing the haunting beauty of the region. The family's enthusiasm, optimism, and continuous quest for improvement drive them forward, making Domaine de Bellivière a beacon of excellence in the Loire Valley.
What is Rouge Gorge, Domaine de Bellivière, Coteaux du Loir?
Rouge Gorge is a red wine produced by Domaine de Bellivière, a winery in the Coteaux du Loir appellation in the Loire Valley, France. It is made using grapes grown in the Coteaux du Loir region and reflects the domain's unique terroir and winemaking style.
What are the flavour characteristics of Rouge Gorge, Domaine de Bellivière, and Coteaux du Loir?
Rouge Gorge offers a complex and elegant flavour profile. It typically showcases red fruit flavours like cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and earthy and herbal undertones. The wine has a medium body, balanced acidity, and refined tannins, resulting in a harmonious and well-structured palate.
How should Rouge Gorge, Domaine de Bellivière, and Coteaux du Loir be served?
Rouge Gorge is best served slightly chilled, around 14-16°C (57-61°F). It can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of dishes. It complements roasted poultry, game, grilled vegetables, and creamy cheeses. Its vibrant acidity and smooth texture make it a versatile wine for different occasions.Origin: Loire, France
Grape variety: Pineau D'Aunis
Food pairing: Antipasti, Hard Cheese, Poultry
Bottle size: 75cl
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