Region : The Domaine is located in Noizay, a small village overlooked, to the north, by the hillsides reserved for the vineyard of the famous white wine of the Vouvray appellation. From West to East, nestled in the shelter of the rock, can be found the cave houses called “Troglodytes”. To the south, the cereal and vegetable plain, is crossed by the superb little river “Cisse“ and bordered by the Loire, a magnificent natural river. The altitude is between 48 and 114 meters high. The average number of hours of sunshine is around 1801 hours per year.
Noizay is allow to produce wine under the AOC Vouvray, Touraine and Val de Loire but the owners, Claude and Philippe do not want any label. Their wines are produced as “Vin de France“.
AOP : Vin de France
Grape Variety : Cabernet Franc 80%, Pineau d’Aunis 20%
Domain : La Table Rouge (80 ares)
Type of Soil : 16 ares of very stony flint clay, on the “1ère Côte“ de Nuzelles.
Density of Planting : n/a
Age of Vines : n/a
Yield : 60 hl/ha
Features : alcohol 12,5%, contains sulfites.
Cultural method : La Table Rouge does not have any label but the vineyard is taken care of without any pesticides or herbicides. The restoration of the natural habitats of the predators are promoted to get ride of pests. The tillage is done by horse. Everything is calculated to promote biodiversity and balance between the vinestocks and the other plants in the vineyard. Disbudding, trimming, thinning of the leaves, harvesting are done by hand.
Winemaking : The grapes are destemmed before vatted. Pumping over is done 3 times only before spending 8 months in oak barrels. Slightly filtered before botteling.
The Colour : Bright garnet red.
The Smell : A nice smell of red and black berries with a dominance of cherry, reinforced by aromas of sweet spices.
The Taste : Dense and silky, dominated by black berries.
Serving Suggestions :
Goes well with red and white meat and soft cheese.
Serve at 14-15 °C.