Grolleau, Les Coteaux Kanté, Bruno Rochard
Organic

Grolleau, Les Coteaux Kanté, Bruno Rochard - 2015

Item # 37957 750mL
$34.96/ Single Bottle
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$419.52 $377.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Anjou
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Bruno Rochard is a teacher turned winemaker in the Loire Valley. He has made an incredible, albeit wild red wine made from 100 year old vines of the local grape, Grolleau. Musk, leather and dark fruits are the name of the game here yet still medium-bodied and not forced in any way. A food wine, you name it.Bruno Took over his father's vineyards in the late 1990s and immediately started the conversion to natural winemaking. He downsized from 30 hectares to 6 hectares in order to realistically manage the entire domaine himself yet not sacrifice an ounce of quality.


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