Les Terres Bleues
Grape Variety: Grolleau
Producer: Les Terres Bleues (Xaviere Hardy)
Region: La Chapelle-Glain, Loire, France
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan friendly wine
Certified organic and biodynamic
Winemaking: Organic Grolleau grapes were harvested by hand before a short maceration. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. Bottled with no filtration, fining or added sulphur.
This Wine: Natural rosé wine with high acidity but a roundish body thanks to oak ageing. Only a tiny hint of flavour from the oak comes in the form of vanilla which compliments the raspberry and lemon fruit aromas. Tiny production quantity.
Notes on the Winemaker: Xavière Hardy is the woman behind Les Terres Bleues, situated north of the city of Nantes and the Loire river. She fought for the right to grow grapes in this region when it was not permitted. Now she produces wines in very small quantities made from Pinot Gris, Grolleau and Pinot Noir grapes grown on blue schist soils (hence the name of the winery).