2015 Cheverny RougeDavid Bowler
63% Pinot Noir/33% Gamay./4% Côt. Estate vines averaging 30 years old on clay-limestone vines, sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The Pinot Noir is destemmed and macerated for a week, while the Gamay is whole-cluster fermented semi-carbonically; the small bit of darker, more tannic Côt, aka Malbec, adds a touch of color and structure. Stainless steel, no oak. 'Le Petit Chambord" is the ancestral name of this property and appears on the label.