Thibaud Boudignon Rosé de Loire 2017
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Made of 100% Cabernet Franc , from 37 year old vines planted in shallow soils of grey schist and rhyolite (volcanic soil) and sand, this beautiful Rosé is made with indigenous yeast fermentation, no malolactic and aged 4-6 months in stainless steel. Fresh, pure, dry and delicious, this is also made with organic/biodynamic methods.
Thibaud Boudignon is an exciting figures in wine today. Originally from Bordeaux, he honed his winemaking craft while working at Philipe Charlopin in Gevrey-Chambertin during the early 2000s. He was shortly thereafter hired by Savennières producer Chateau Soucherie to be their winemaker in the late 2000s. His first and most important contribution to the estate was the introduction of strict organic practices in the vineyards which, along with his immense winemaking skills, elevated this already historic domaine to new heights. It was in 2009 that he began to make wine under his own name from a scant 3.5 ha in the heart of Anjou and Savennieres. Knowing that the quality of his fruit was of most importance, he committed himself absolutely to the health of his vines, choosing to farm organically and spend the majority of his time in the vineyards. His devotion paid off quickly, for in just a few vintages, his name began to circulate among Loire growers, eventually to top restaurants in Paris, and finally overseas. The speed at which he has garnered so much praise speaks to the remarkable quality of his wines.