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Châteaumeillant Appellation

Châteaumeillant is located in the Cher department in center of France. The vineyards cover seven municipalities of the historical province of Berry: Châteaumeillant, St. Maur, Vesdun, Champillet, Feusines, Néret and Urciers.

With less than 100 hectares, Châteaumeillant is one of the smallest appellation of France. The wine first obtained in 1965, the label “Delimited Wine From Superior Quality”, before getting the protected designation of origin label (called AOC) in June 2010.

Red wines, supple, fine and fruity, are made from Gamay and Pinot Noir. The rosé wine (grey wine), very traditional, is obtained from Gamay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes which give it a very pale pink dress with light blue highlights.

Located at the foothills of the Massif Central on sandy clays dominant lands, the vineyards date back to Roman times. Their privileged location at the junction of eight roman roads (linking the cities of Clermont-Ferrand, Issoudun, Tours, Lyon and Limoges) made it a commercial crossroads of wines.

The geographical area benefits all at once of an oceanic and continental climate. Open on the Atlantic coast, it is subject to oceanic influences, which result in a high enough level of precipitation and continental influences of the mountain that bring cold air.

« Aventure » - red wine

Fine and fruity

The assembly of Gamay and Pinot Noir, partly raised in oak barrels, expresses red fruit flavors supported by fine tannins.
Treat yourself well with this beautiful adventure.

The « Aventure » 2013 vintage convinced the jury of the Concours Général Agricole in Paris in 2014 and was awarded a bronze medal!

The famous french Hachette Wine Guide from 2015 gratifies this vintage with one star (very successful wine).
« … Aromas of cherry and kirsch, flexible and bold attack … » Hachette Guide 2015
 

Specifications

NameAventure
Vintage available2014, 2015
CépageGamay (66%) and Pinot Noir (34%)
HarvestManual harvest to preserve the aromas and select the best grapes
Temperature and conservationPrefered service at 17-18 °C
Ageing potential 3-5 years
Food and wineRoasted meat and delicatessen
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« Nuance de gris » - rosé wine

A very local tradition

This « grey » wine, typical rosé wine of the Châteaumeillant appellation, is obtained by pressing the grapes as they arrive at the winery.
It will delight you with it’s delicate fruity shades of grey (nuances), along with a fresh note of citrus.

The famous french Hachette Wine Guide from 2015 distinguishes the 2013 vintage of two stars (remarkable wine).
« … a fine nose that combines floral (muguet and lilac) and fresh fruits (fruits salad). Franc in attack it offers lots of volume and an almost creamy fat. The fresh and fruity finish completes this beautiful gourmet table. » Hachette Guide 2015
 

Specifications

NameNuance de gris
Vintage availableSold out
CépageGamay (66%) and Pinot Noir (34%)
HarvestMecanical harvest
Temperature and conservationPrefered service at 10 °C
Ageing potential 1-3 years
Food and wineFits perfectly with summery salads and/or Asian food
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Loire Valley

The Loire ValleyVal de Loire ») is a Protected Geographical Indication whose wines are produced in the vineyards of the Loire, in west-central France, more precisely in the wine regions of Nantes, Anjou-Saumur, Touraine, Centre-Val de Loire and Auvergne.

This wine region enjoys both a temperate oceanic and a continental climate. The terroir is from very diversified soil compositions allowing it to decline a wide range of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines.

« Demi lune » - Sauvignon blanc

Elegant notes

Domaine Joffre is one of the few winemaker to produce white wines in Châteaumeillant area. The soil (sand, clays, grit and schist) of the plot used for this production reveals perfectly the character of the Sauvignon.

The softness of the manual harvest preserves flavors and permits to select the best grapes.
This vivacious and fresh sauvignon blanc releases elegant notes of white flowers.

 

Specification

NameDemi Lune
Vintage available2015, 2016
CépageSauvignon blanc (100%)
HarvestManual harvest to preserve the aromas and select the best grapes
Temperature and conservationPrefered service at 12 °C
Food and wineSeafood, fish or goat cheese
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