Vin de France
Cabernet Franc, 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.
Les Gasneries (1 ha Cabernet France in Beaulieu sur Layon), Deux Buissons (0.3 ha Cabernet Sauvignon) in Saint Lambert du Lattay)
Vine age1940 and 1983 (Les Gasneries), 1977 (Deux Buissons)
Vineyard size2 ha
100% destemmed. Natural winemaking with native yeast, 3 weeks of maceration, punch downs by foot.
Elevage10 months in barrels
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered and bottled without any added SO2