Mary Taylor Selections Pascal Biotteau Anjou Rouge 2020
Cabernet Franc, otherwise known as ‘Breton,’ is dominant in the Touraine and for good reason. This unique combination of microclimate and tuffeau soil (chalk from the Paris basin), allows a Cab Franc that at its best smells of chalk, sandalwood, dried flowers, deep currant and licorice. This Mary Taylor Selections Pascal Biotteau Anjou Rouge from the Biotteau Family captures precisely this magic.
The Chateau d’Avrille, where famille Bioteau make our Anjou Rouge, is technically in AOC Anjou-Villages Brissac which is also known as the Coteaux de l’Aubance, an AOP for sweet wine. Just on the fault line of where the Massif Armoricain (slate) soil meets the aforementioned tuffeau is where you have the Biotteau vineyards. This creates a pure mineral style of wine on one side and a lush rich style on the other. We vinify each parcel separately and make a blend each year that shows a balanced picture of the wines of the Anjou.
Appellation: Anjou AOC
Soil Type: Slate, Limestone
Varieties: 80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: Sustainable, HVE 3
Aging Details: Stainless steel