Jean-Gabriel Tridon is the owner and winemaker of Domaine Les Hautes Noelles, which was founded in 1930. There is a strong sense of ocean-influence throughout his wines, including his fruit-driven and vibrant red wines, thanks to the maritime influence present in the Loire Valley. This blend combines grapes traditional to the Loire Valley - including Cabernet Franc, Gamay, and Grolleau Noir (Grolleau is derived from the French word for crow - and is so named due to the dark color of its berries). Carbonic maceration
Also known as whole-berry fermentation, it is a method of winemaking often used with Gamy, particularly in the Loire and Beaujolais regions of France. Whole grapes are carefully placed in an enclosed fermenation vessel. As the grapes at the bottom of the tank burst under the weight of the grapes above them and begin to ferment with the natural yeast present on the skins, the grapes at the top of the tank will be blanketd with carbon dioxide. As this happens, enzymes within the grape itself will break down the grape sugars and create alcohol within the entact berries. It's not until fermentation is complete that the grapes are then pressed. This process can give wines a characteristic tropical fruit note.
is used here in the vinification of Gamay and Grolleau which lends lifted, fruity aromatics while the Cab Franc lends its yummy savory qualities to the blend. Organic
Maintaining agricultural systems without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin, and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides