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Coralie and Damien Delecheneau Touraine Ad Libitum 2020

Touraine, Loire, FranceOn the bank of the Loire River, La Grange Tiphaine was created at the end of the 19th century by Alfonse Delecheneau, followed by three generations: Adrien, Jackie and as of 2004, Damien, along with his wife Coralie. Their biodynamically farmed 15 hectare estate is spread across Montlouis-sur-Loire, Touraine, and Touraine-Amboise. This is a blend of cabernet franc, côt (malbec), and gamay grown on clay/silex soils in Touraine Amboise. Each variety was macerated and native fermented in concrete tanks, before the blend, and return to concrete for 4 months' rest. Brooding black plum, earthy forest berries and tart cranberry jockey for position on the peppery palate, framed by long, silken tannins. There's a dusting of baking space on the snappy finish, along with a puff of warmth. Give this wine some breathing time to relax and open up.Tasted: 28 February 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 32.95 select private retailers Producer: Coralie and Damien DelecheneauDistributors: Cru Terroir Wines + Spirits Ltd.
Blend: Malbec - Gamay - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 95872UPC: 3533430000113