You're going to follow the elaboration of a bottling of AOC Touraine red, made from your row of vines at Domaine du Clos Roussely.
The Domaine de Clos de Roussely is situated in the Cher river valley, a short distance upstream from the Château de Chenonceau and is part of the Touraine appellation that extends from the edge of Anjou to the border of Sologne, in a confluence formed by the Loire and it's tributaries.
Planted on the first hillsides overlooking the village of Angé, the domain's eight hectares take root in the calcareous tuffeau subsoil that bestows balance and finesse to the wines. Just below the vineyards, the domain's winery and cellars have been carved out of the same tender stone.
Situated between the more maritime climate of the Loire and the continental influence of the centre region, this terroir is particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc but can also produce delicate yet intense reds made from Cabernet Franc or Côt (Malbec).
Vincent Roussely, who heads up the domain, is a true modern wine maker, trained in oenology and viticulture but connected to age-old family traditions. The fact that he was named after the patron saint of wine makers is no coincidence. In 2000,
Vincent, after several years training in the new world, took over the reins of his grand-father's estate and saw his childhood dream of perpetuating a family tradition that dates from the 17th century, come true. That's why no one is better suited than Vincent to talk about his winery, his terroir or his wines.
For the first ten vintages Vincent worked out of a separate winery a few kilometres from the domain, but this year marks the definitive restoration of the family's historic cellars. Vincent will finally walk in the footsteps of his ancestors. Over those ten years, he managed to forge a name for Clos Roussely as one of the rising stars of the appellation. This passionate, funny and sincere wine maker knows how to share his love of wine and the vine, like no other.
The Mes Vignes Vintage
Over the course of the year you're going to follow the elaboration of a deep garnet red blend of Cabernet Franc and Côt (Malbec) with an intensely fruity nose and a palate that holds a fine balance between powerful flavours and rich, silky tannins.