AOC COTE ROANNAISE BOUTHERAN GRUME
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THE HERITAGE OF THE VINE
Winegrowers from father to son for several generations, Philippe and Jean-Marie Vial took over the reins of the estate in the 1990s with the same culture of the vine and pleasure in wine that they had inherited.
The two brothers now cultivate 10 hectares of vines in the heart of the Côte Roannaise vineyards: 8 hectares of Gamay, and 2 hectares of Chardonnay and Viognier.
Philippe and Jean-Marie have been committed to restructuring and modernising their estate over the years, in particular with the replanting of vines in 2000 on the prestigious Bouthéran hillside, with its exceptional exposure and terroir.
In 2003, they once again added value to their estate with the construction of a new winery for vinification and ageing. It’s also a place where they can welcome the public at key events throughout the year.
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Domaine Vial is first and foremost a family-run business that is both engaging and exciting. Their range of Côte Roannaise wines reflects their expertise and seriousness, and we particularly like it. They are located in the commune of St André d’Apchon (42). Since the shop opened, we’ve been offering all their products, which come in a wide range of subtle, harmonious tastes and colours, for a taste experience that never stops!
Grape variety – Gamay
Terroir – Plot planted on the Bouthéran hillside with a very special variety of leptinique in its mineralogical composition.
Vinification – 100% destemmed harvest, sorted on a vibrating table. The grapes or logs are placed in 600-litre barrels to start their fermentation, which lasts 20 days. Aged in barrels for 6 months.
Region: Loire Valley
Sub-region/Appellation Côte Roannaise AC
Producer: Domaine Vial
Grape variety: Gamay
Type de goût Epices, équilibre, corps moyen, raffiné, savoureux
Vinification The vines, over 50 years old, grow at an altitude of 125 m on the Bouthéran hillside, on a soil of weathered rock with granite resting on a bed of pebbles Le Bouthéran is considered to be the “most beautiful” locality, with slopes of 40% and a purely southern exposure. The pebbles retain heat at night, allowing the grapes to ripen perfectly. As the soil is ‘poor’ in nutrients, pruning and green harvesting lead to a concentration of grapes and lower yields The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed and only the best grapes are used for this cuvée through a new selection process. The next stage – a very unusual one – is fermentation in barrels, which lasts at least three weeks. After fermentation, the juice is pressed and returned to the same barrel, where it matures for around 9 months and undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Ageing in wood Yes, first fermentation in barrel, followed by 9 months in the same barrel.
Shelf life: up to 5 years after harvesting
Food & wine: Try this wine with Charolais beef steaks, meat in sauce or game.