Le Coeur de la Reine Gamay
Le Couer de la Reine is a collaboration with Rodolphe & Ludivine Marteau and Vincent Leclair - both fourth generation families in Touraine. 100% Gamay from vines averaging 30 years in age. Harvested by hand with vinification in stainless steel tanks, including 8 days carbonic maceration. This is bright, bursting with berries with a light body. Ripe fruit on palate (strawberry, raspberry) balanced with a delicate spicy note. 100% Gamay. Touraine, France
BLEND | 100% Gamay
VINEYARDS | These vines average 30 years in age and are meticulously tended by the family. Short-cane pruning, selective ploughing, spring de-budding, deleafing, grass cover throughout the vineyard and green harvest practices all lend to limited yields and best quality fruit at harvest.
WINEMAKING | Harvested by hand with vinification in stainless steel tanks including 8 days carbonic. Elevage in tank until release.
TASTING NOTES | Bright berry aromas dominate in this light bodied red. On the palate, ripe red fruit flavors (strawberry and raspberry especially) are accented by a delicate spicy note. Smooth and mellow, delicious with just a bit of a chill.