Terre de l'Elu 'Désirade' 2017
Producer: Terre de l'Elu
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Notes: Thomas and Charlotte Carsin's wine project is named Terre de l'Elu. Their 22 hectares are certified organic and biodynamic. They grow Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Grolleau Noir, Grolleau Gris, and Pineau d'Aunis--vines range in age from 10-80 years old.
'Désirade' comes from vines of Sauvignon Blanc planted in the hills outside Les Barres, a tiny hamlet between La Haie Longue and Saint-Aubin-de-Ligné. Here the soils are rich in schist and sandstone making for a rich and pure rendition of Sauvignon. The vines range in age from 10-45 years old, are harvested by hand, pressed whole cluster into neutral 400L French oak barrels. The fermentation is by natural yeasts and the wine is aged on the lies for 12 months.