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Grolleau '85' Vin de France, Château du Bois-Brinçon

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Grolleau or Grolleau Noir is a red French wine grape variety that is grown primarily in the Loire Valley of France. The name is derived from the French word grolle, meaning "crow" and is said to said to relate to the leaves of the vine which resemble that of a crows feathers.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
1
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
11.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Anjou
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2021
Closure Type:
Cork
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£25.99
 

Château du Bois-Brinçon

In the heart of Anjou stands Château de Bois-Brinçon, a domaine founded in 1219 by the Saint Jean d’Angers hospital. The domaine remained church property until 1791, when it was confiscated by the state and sold as a national asset. Xavier Cailleau is now the fifth generation of his family to own and work some of the oldest plantings of chenin, grolleau, and cab franc — 125 years and older — in the Loire. Xavier and his wife Géraldine, along with a small team, farm their 24 hectares biodynamically, out of profound conviction and in perpetuation of tradition, to offer “the true face of the soil.”

Tasting Notes

Deep purple-ruby in colour. Flavours and aromas of brambly purple and black fruits like cherry and blackberry.

Food Matches

Pairs well with a rack of pork.