Touraine Rouge Dialogues

Domaine Tardieux-Gal

Courtault-Tardieux - Touraine Rouge 'Dialogues'
Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Touraine

Variety

50% Cabernet Franc
50 % Côt

Listening to the eponymous 1995 album by Charlie Haden (bass) and Carlos Paredes (Portuguese guitar) inspired the name for this new cuvée. A bit about its origin: 2018 was a smooth harvest, except for the final days. The domaine had two varieties left to harvest, but only one tank remaining. After many heated discussions, they decided and were able to reach a solution where a dual objective of balance and harmony could be reached over time: co-ferment the two varieties in the same tank. Domaine Courtault-Tardieux's vines have been certified organic since 1998. Grapes are hand harvested and vinified with native yeasts, with no added sugar and only a small amount of sulfites used.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Les Automes (Côt) - Les Sagères (Cabernet)

Soil type

White clay, flint, and sand

Vines planted in1972 (Cabernet Franc in 'Les Sagères') / 1981 (Côt in 'Les Automes')
Vineyard size0.60 ha total (0.3 ha each)
PruningShort (Côt), Guyot (Cabernet)
ExpositionSoutheast
Altitude120 m
Vinification

Fruit is destemmed, co-fermented with native yeasts, and macerated for 20 days

Elevage10 months in stainless steel tanks
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Tangential filtration
Additional info
Total production average5,000 bottles
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