notes from the importer:
Philippe Trotignon is one of the rising stars of the Touraine – an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) in the Loire Valley wine region in France, producing wines of impeccable balance and concentration.
Philippe believes that: ‘Wine is the blood of earth, an ever-renewed alchemy which is never quite the same, as a garden where season after season, the colors vary and change. A rose is never like its mother, even though each spring it may be pearled with dewdrops, it is different, unique.’
Philippe respects the Terra Vitis lutte raisonnée (‘the reasoned struggle’), which is very close to organic farming, and limits his yields. When pruning, he ensures that the grapes have a lot of space on the vine, and also de-buds to control yields. Thereafter, he de-leafs around bunches, in order to help ripening, and further crop thins in summer if necessary. The best way to minimize soil erosion, suppress weed growth and render herbicides redundant is to grow native wild grass between the vines.
During the winemaking process, fermentations are temperature-controlled. The wines are left on the lees with occasional bâtonnage (gentle stirring), which unmistakably adds complexity and reduce the need for sulphur.
Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay Noir are planted in chalky-clay 'Silex' soils, giving a tight minerality and lively freshness to these great, everyday wines.
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Delivery is free within the Columbus, Ohio metro area with a minumum order of $50. We do deliveries Monday through Saturday, and will contact you with specifics after you order. We will text you shortly before we arrive with your delivery. ID showing age 21 or older will be checked at time of delivery.
IN-STORE PICK-UP INFO
Wine boxes ordered online by 2pm Monday through Saturday will be available for same-day pick-up by 5pm. Boxes ordered after 2pm will be available the following pick-up day by 5pm.