Vin de France Métisse

Garo’Vin

Metisse Vin de France - Garovin - Front Label
Type

Red Wine

Appelation

Vin de France

Variety

02/3 Cabernet Franc
01/3 Cabernet Sauvignon

After more than five years of experimentation, Cédric finally settled on blending together all of his various microterroirs to create one great red wine. Métisse is a blend of around two-thirds Cabernet Franc and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all wines from Garo’vin, it’s vinified with native yeast and nothing added. Métisse is then aged in used oak barrels for nearly a year. It’s a great showcase of an earthy, Loire Valley bottle that manages to deliver a complex and deceptively simple red wine. 

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Les Gasneries (1 ha Cabernet France in Beaulieu sur Layon), Deux Buissons (0.3 ha Cabernet Sauvignon in Saint Lambert du Lattay)

Soil type

Vines planted in1930s and 1982 (Les Gasneries), 1977 (Deux Buissons)
Vineyard size1.3 ha total
PruningGuyot simple
ExpositionEast
Vinification

The Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested separately but fermented together. The Cab Franc is picked first, destemmed, and fermented with native yeast. The Cabernet Sauvignon usually ripens around 10 days after, and after harvest is destemmed and added to the Cab Franc to macerate together for 3 weeks total with no added SO2.

Elevage10 months in barrels
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/Filteringunfined, unfiltered, bottled without any added SO2
Additional info
Total production average4,500 bottles
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