Tinta'Glia is called after the legendary and powerful dragon from the Tawny Man Trilogy. Valérie's most long-keeping wine smells like strawberry jam, chicory, smoke paprika and finishes on a 'After Eight' sweet minty note.
Powerful indeed, Tinta'Glia is all about a seizing mouthfeel that invades the palate. The flavours of red plums and strawberries are coming with flavours of licorice, black pepper and 100% black chocolate. The tannins will catch you off guard but they'll tame themselves quite quickly, leaving a lean andclean dry-ness on the tongue.
An amazing wine to pair with roasted duck, beef burgers, vega meatballs or a good stew.
Region: Touraine / Loire
Grape: 30 years old Pineau d'Aunis, Cabernet Franc
Total SO2: 0/trace mg/L
Slow and natural vinification. Fermentation with endogenous flora. Two steps fermentation, beginning with the Pineaux d'Aunis with a belated addition of ripe
Cabernet during the tumultuous fermentation. Racking after the natural cold-induced deposit Unfiltered. Bottled with nitrogen in Burgundy bottles. Sandy clay soils on first hillside slopes located on the left bank of the River Cher.
Manual harvesting with regulated yield.
Harvested in small crates. Direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank.
No herbicides, no mineral fertilisation, no pesticides.