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Manoir Tête de la Rouge ‘Free Mousse’ Pet Nat Vin de France NV

Estate: Le Manoir de la Tête Rouge was built in 1649 at the foot of the hill of Le Puy Notre Dame, in the Saumur region of western France. Guillaume Reynouard purchased the estate in 1995. In order “to give full expression to the different characteristics of his wines”, all the vines are certified organic since 1998 and certified biodynamic since 2010.

Philosophy: “We consider our 18-hectare area as a living being, the cultivated soil and the surrounding air become the energy base of the vine. Our goal is to provide the plant the best possible environment to grow.”

Winemaking: Vines are in clay/limestone soil. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, then transferred to bottles for an average 10 months cellar ageing.

Tasting Notes: Rose gold in colour, with aromas of apricot, jasmine, caramel, musk, apple, hay and honey. Red apple, peach, a wisp of white flowers and a hint of blood orange are wrapped in consistent small fizz and citrus acidity. Pink grapefruit, apple, and a nutty element linger between each lively sip.

80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Chenin Blanc
Vin de France
12.5% Alcohol

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