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The wine
Suave, fresh, rich, fruity flavours. Delicious wines providing a great deal of pleasure.
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
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).
The grapes are picked when the reach technological maturity in order to combine the freshness and roundness of Grolleau, the fruitiness and aromatic intensity of Gamay, and the structure of Cabernet. Direct pressing. Winemaking brings out the varietal aromas and gives the wine an attractive complexity. Light cold settling (300 NTU). Fermentation at 16-20°C.
Maturing
Aged on the lees for 4 months, then bottled in spring to lock in maximum freshness.
Varietals
Gamay
Grolleau
Cabernet franc

Advice

Serving
Best enjoyed well-chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Lovely salmon-pink colour with brilliant highlights.
Attractive fruity nose with overtones of raspberry and redcurrant, along with a touch of lemon. Initially very light and fresh on the palate going on to show considerable body. Great aromatic intensity and a long aftertaste reminiscent of crushed strawberries.
Food pairing
Matching summer food: mixed salads, delicatessen meats, and dishes with aubergine and tomato.
Matching food all year round: seafood, fish terrine., and fromage frais.