Vin de France
2/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 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.
Les Gasneries (1 ha Cabernet France in Beaulieu sur Layon), Deux Buissons (0.3 ha Cabernet Sauvignon) in Saint Lambert du Lattay)
Vines planted in1930s and 1982 (Les Gasneries), 1977 (Deux Buissons)
Vineyard size1.3 ha total
The Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested separately but fermented together. The Cab Franc is picked first, destemmed, and fermented with native yeasts. 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 and bottled without any added SO2
Total production average4,500 bottles