“Ad Libitum” Touraine-Amboise, La Grange Tiphaine
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Organic

“Ad Libitum” Touraine-Amboise, La Grange Tiphaine - 2019

Item # 23360 750mL
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Organic

Organic

Natural

Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

A fresh, lively red blend from the Loire Valley. This is a blend of Côt, Cabernet Franc and Gamay and is made from Damien and Coralie Delecheneau, natural winemakers with a mere 15 ha of vines in the heart of the region.


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Staff Pick Notes

Lots of fresh berries will fill your glass. The Cab Franc and Côt gives this very Gamay-forward wine some structure and light spice. Enjoy it slightly chilled year-round.

- JD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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