Touraine Rouge Tradition

Domaine Tardieux-Gal

Courtault-Tardieux - 'Touraine Tradition' Rouge Gamay
Type

Red Wine

Appelation

Touraine

Variety

50% Gamay
50% Côt

Courtault-Tardieux's cuvée 'Tradition' is a blend of their own Gamay and Côt. When making the blend, their goal is to create a rich and fruity wine that's ready to share after a short amount of time in bottle. The exact blend changes each year. At Domaine Courtault-Tardieux, all of the vines have been certified organic since 1998. 80% of the vineyards are harvested by hand. Vinification is done with native yeasts, no chaptalization, and minimal sulfites are added.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Gamay : Solemot et Les 3 Chênes / Côt : Les Parcs et Les Automes

Soil type

30% white clay-slate, 70% clay-limestone

Vines planted inVines planted in 1980s (Les 3 Chênes), Solemot 2017, Les Parcs 2013, Automes 1983
Vineyard size1 ha Gamay / 1.25 ha Côt
PruningShort
ExpositionNortheast (Parcs), Southeast (Automes), and East (3 Chenes)
Altitude120 m
Vinification

Short maceration (6-15 days) with whole clusters for Gamay and destemmed grapes for Côt, followed by malolactic fermentation

Elevage6 months in fiberglass tanks
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Tangential filtration
Additional info
Total production average8,000 bottles
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