50% Pinot Noir, 50% Gamay
Although the Chateaumeillant AOP, (Located south of Bourges in the very center of France) is very young (2010), its origin can be traced back to the 5th century when it was an important road junction between Rome and Gaul and a major storing ground for amphorae. The vines are planted on siliceous soils, mostly sandy and sandy-clay which allow produce delicate and structured reds.
This is a traditional, hand-harvested wine. The grapes are de-stemmed and placed in a vat during fermentation with approximately 11 days of maceration. The wine is then matured in vats following malolactic fermentation. Its aging potential depends on the vintage.