Domaine Sauvète Les Gravouilles 2020
WINERY: Domaine Sauvète
WINEMAKER: Jerome Sauvète
REGION: FRANCE • Loire Valley • Monthou-sur-Cher (Touraine)
APPELLATION: Touraine Rouge AOC
BLEND: 100% Gamay
VINEYARDS: Facing full south, estate vineyards are found on the hillsides of the Toucheronde, a region near the village of Monthou with a rich mix of stony terroir, including some flint stone (silex).
AGE OF VINES: 20-40 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested in small crates. Carbonic maceration (fullcluster), temperature controlled. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in tank; aged briefly in tank. Lightly filtered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of black and red cherries, red plums, light spice. Fresh and fruity, soft tannins.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Charcuterie (air-dried salami, moderately cured cheese), grilled white meat (chicken/pork)