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Jean-Francois Merieau 'Cent Visages', Malbec, Touraine, Loire Valley, France

$16.00

Cent Visages, meaning 100 faces, is the name Jean-François gives to his cuvée of 100% Côt (Malbec) from a single vineyard in St. Julien de Chedon. These 50 year old vines are an old massale selection of Cot and ones which are the source for many of his new plantings. Cent Visage is fermented in concrete tanks by natural yeasts and aged in concrete for at least 24 months before bottling.

SOIL

Clay limestone, chalk

AGE OF VINES

50+

ELEVATION

120 meters

VARIETIES

Cot

FARMING

Sustainable

FERMENTATION

Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fer- mentation in tank, manual punch downs, 35-42 day maceration

AGING

10 months in concrete tank