Les Cormiers 2017
A Wine That
constantly contradicts itself — at first it's about red fruits, then black fruits. Next it's crunchy, then it's juicy, then it's structured. It's the kind of wine that will keep you on edge; keep you wanting more. A fan of thriller books? This is for you.
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- Winemaker: Sylvain Dittiere
Where and How?
This is organically grown Cabernet Franc from a single vineyard named Les Cormiers, grown on clay-limestone with silex. The grapes are rigorously sorted (in the vineyard, and twice in the winery) and destemmed. Maceration is very gentle, with natural fermentation occurring. The wine is then aged for two years before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, with minimal sulphites.
The Winemaker: Sylvain Dittiere
Arriving at Sylvain’s cellar mid-harvest is like arriving at an intense study group, but with wine bottles instead of books. Fellow winemakers and interns are visiting him, wine from several different vintages is being poured free-flow, and at least three conversations are occurring at any given moment in time.
You get a strong sense of passing the baton; the baton in question being winemaking know-how, learnt from many years of working with winemakers throughout France and carrying out experiments. As we sit down to chat with him, we have two young woman winemakers on either side who are getting the opportunity to learn, just like he once did.