Landron-Chartier, Esprít Détente Rosé 2020
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A wallet-friendly, zippy, refresher of a Rose made from a masterfully created blend of Gamay, and Cab Franc blend all picked early to give it a bit more punch! Expect subtle bursts of Haribo strawberries and a soft floral nose, perfect summer juice.
Third-generation winemaker Bernard had been working with his brother Jo in the heart of Muscadet Sèvre and Maine area, before moving in 2002 to the lesser-known and therefore cheaper area of Ancenis, (to the North-East of Nantes). But when his Benedict returned in 2008 after his degree in viticulture and oenology, they started to bottle their own wine - organic conversion. They now farm around 25 hectares and moved to a new cellar in the town of Oudon for the 2017 harvest. They have a mix of varieties planted, including Burgundy Melon, Mad White, Pinot Gris, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2013 Benoît started making sparkling wines, producing a lively and bright Pet-Nats.
Producer: Landron Chartier
Region: Loire Valley
Grapes: Gamay, Cab Franc