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Philippe Chevarin ‘Le Coteau Obscur de la Force’ Vin de France 2019

Estate: Following a 2 decade career as a musician/audio engineer, Philippe Chevarin pursued his other passion, winemaking. After studying viticulture, oenology and working 2 years with Jacques and Agnes Carroget at Domaine de la Paonnerie, he began his own production. He currently has about 5 hectares of vineyards in Coteaux d’Ancenis that he has been revitalizing with organic methods.

Unfortunately, the past 5 years have been challenging; 3 out of 5 vintages were damaged “from catastrophic frost/hail/mildew”, while some parcels of land are too damaged from years of chemical production and are unusable. With the 2021 vintage he has had to obtain a négociant license. In spite of all the obstacles, his wines are known for their intensity and purity.

Winemaking: Vinified in fiberglass tanks, skin maceration, no added SO2.

Tasting Notes: Peach, yellow apple, trace of baking spice, jasmine green tea, crisp minerality underlined with tingly acidity. Apple, nectarine infuse the citrus finish. Slinky, lustrous.

Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Gris
Vin de France

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