Vin de France
Vineyards & Viticulture
Henry acquired four hectares of vines in 1998 which included an old Romorantin plot of 0.36 hectares planted in 1850, pre-phylloxera and ungrafted. Romorantin was first introduced in the Loire from Burgundy by King François I in 1519. Provignage (or layering) was the technique used to propagate and replace defective vines.
Clay based dense soils with large patches of flint (silex)
Harvest & Vinification
The grapes are manually harvested and 100% destemmed. After pellicular maceration, the juice ferments in tanks with native yeast. No malolactic fermentation is used in order to preserve freshness. The wine then ages in stainless steel tanks until bottling in the spring following harvest.