GaroVin Métisse 2019
70% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Originally, like a good Anjou producer, Cedric made an Anjou Rouge from 100% Cabernet Franc, and an Anjou Villages exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon. Starting in 2018, Cédric decided to blend the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc together to create a single red called GaroVin Métisse, and to renounce his affiliation with the Anjou appellation.
All of his vineyards are certified organic. His winemaking is precise, but with a laissez-faire attitude. Cédric is adept at reusing high quality, traditional equipment that his larger neighbors are eager to get rid of after purchasing the latest marvels, and it turns out that with old fashioned equipment and a traditional approach, Cédric is making some exceptional Loire Valley wines.
Les Gasneries (1 ha Cabernet France in Beaulieu sur Layon), Deux Buissons (0.3 ha Cabernet Sauvignon) in Saint Lambert du Lattay)
VINES PLANTED IN
1930s and 1982 (Les Gasneries), 1977 (Deux Buissons)
The Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested separately but fermented together. The Cab Franc is picked first, destemmed, and fermented with native yeasts. The Cabernet Sauvignon usually ripens around 10 days after, and after harvest is destemmed and added to the Cab Franc to macerate together for 3 weeks total with no added SO2.
10 months in barrels
TOTAL PRODUCTION AVERAGE