Domaine de Pallus 2021 'Messanges' Chinon AOC
Item Number: 18848
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Chinon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: sandy site with silex stones
About the Wines: Messanges is an old Loire Valley name for Cabernet Franc. Bertrand is using this line for a Red and Rosé from his younger vines. Vinified for immediate accessibility, they are the perfect introduction to the Pallus style.
Vineyard Notes: Messanges is primarily from the Clos de Briançon, a sandy site with silex stones that lies near the Vienne river.
Winemaking Notes: All farming is biodynamic with average yields around 35hl/ha. Harvesting is by hand, fermentations are spontaneous with indigenous yeasts in concrete and wooden vats, and macerations last for up to 30 days. The grapes are fermented at cool temperatures in concrete tanks and aged in concrete and old 600 liter barrels for six months.