Delicious wine with soft strawberry and grapefruit nuances.

Story

The wine
Suave, fresh, rich, fruity flavours. Delicious wines providing a great deal of pleasure.
Precision winemaking to bring out the grape variety's qualities: a beautiful pale colour and an intense, complex bouquet combining varietal aromas (citrus) with ones brought out by fermentation (amyl, sweets, strawberry).
Situation
Located a few kilometres from the Loire, in the middle of vines, Villa Lorane is a beautiful building made out of tufa, the local luminous white rock, and topped with a blue slate roof. Its bucolic garden with various types of roses invites visitors to enjoy the famous douceur angevine (sweet life in Anjou).
Terroir
Made from selected plots with clay-schist soil.
In the vineyard
The berries are regularly tasted to target optimum ripeness.
Vinification
Selected plots producing fresh wines with great aromatic potential. Direct pressing and fermentation brings out the varietal aromas and gives the wine an attractive complexity. Light cold settling (300 NTU). Fermented at 16-20°C stopped by chilling in order to maintain residual sugar.
Maturing
Aged on the lees for 4 months, then bottled in spring to lock in maximum freshness.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Best enjoyed well-chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Lovely pale pink colour with brilliant highlights
Intense bouquet of strawberry, pink grapefruit, grenadine, and liquorice.
Starts out soft and smooth on the palate, with fine aromatic intensity. Rich and fresh, without any aggressiveness. Elegant aftertaste.
Food pairing
Matching summer foods: Salads (warm goat's cheese, melon). Strawberries, red fruit tarts, and fruit salad (citrus, white fruit, etc.).
Matching food all year round: savoury tarts (onion or leek). Prawn or vegetable egg roll, meat in a mushroom sauce, and fish in a cream sauce. Fromage frais and blue cheese.