Tour des Genders 'Vigne d’Albert' 2020
A good wine with a good story and a great price. This is one of those reds that feels far more expensive in the glass than it actually is. The indigenous grapes lend an edge that sets it apart from your usual Merlot and Cabernet blends.
"Luc’s uncle, Albert was given these plants in the 1960’s by his local ‘pepinierist’ thinking he was planting a Merlot, Cabernet vineyard. When he discovered the mix up, he never bothered uprooting and used the wine for family and friends gathering. Luc saw the potential of these ancient native grapes and bottles this amazing cuvee. All bunches are destemmed, before being put directly into the vats on indigenous yeasts (thanks to the pied de cuve method of doing a small pre-harvest to start the natural fermentation going).
20 days of maceration, during which 10 days a quick fermentation takes place until there are 0 grams of sugar left. The wine was bottled without being filtered without the addition of sulphur. very fresh & ripe fruit, with a soft floral note too. The mouth is full, deep with a delicately light sweetness and a lovely freshness."
- Le Caveau
- Bergerac, France
- Field blend: Merlot, Cabernets, Fer Servadou, Abouriou and Perigord Noir