Château de La Roche en Loire Rouge Trio 2013 Loire, France
A blend of three grape varieties this red wine is so juicy and full of energy with its racy notes of morello cherry and red fruits. Nicely chewy and tannic, this will accompany meat and cheese flawlessly. All the better if you can age it in your cellar for at least a couple more years.
About the winemaker
Château de La Roche en Loire is a manor house dating back to the 16th century, located in the small appellation of Touraine Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire valley, in France. A 35 hectares estate – of which six of vines – bordered on one side by the forest of Chinon, Château de La Roche en Loire produces magnificent white wines made from the Chenin Blanc variety and delicious red and rosé wines made from the Cabernet Franc, Côt and Grolleau varieties. Vines have always been grown there and La Roche en Loire used to supply the royal court in Versailles. Louis-Jean Sylvos – who ran his own company selling street furniture – acquired the domain in 2001. His vines are grown on sand-clay soils rich in flint stones. Self-taught, Louis-Jean also cultivates organic cereals. Château de La Roche en Loire has been certified organic and biodynamic since 2002 and is a member of the Renaissance des Appellations association since 2012.
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