Château de la Viaudière – Anjou Rouge Tuilé
Supple tannins and ripe berry flavors of raspberry and cassis along with notes of leather, cloves and violets.
At a glance
This is one of the stars of this domain and a model of elegance. Comprised of 100% unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon – unusual in this region – it reflects the richness and originality of its terroir.
How to drink it
Round and fruit-forward but light enough to enjoy even in the heat of summer, this wine is a delight. Serve lightly chilled or at room temperature. Pair with a variety of meat dishes, light curry, summer salads or goat cheese.
Maceration for 10-15 days depending on the vintage; temperature-controlled fermentation to preserve the fruit freshness.
The story behind the wine
Château de la Viaudière is the ancestral home of the Gelineau family, where wine has been lovingly created for the past four centuries. One immediately gets a sense of home at Château de la Viaudière. Visitors are welcomed with open arms by the
effervescent proprietors, Pierre-Antoine and his wife Agnès. It doesn’t take long to work out that there is something truly inspiring happening here, and it’s not just the award winning wine that they produce. Once a year, the wine production facility doubles as a dining room for a hundred people in support of local artists and artisans. A portion of their sales also goes to a local child cancer charity.
The region – Anjou, Loire Valley
Renowned for some of France’s finest wines during the Middle Ages, production in this region today covers all styles and colours. The sweet Coteaux du Layon wines enjoy the most notoriety but the quality of the area’s dry whites, rosés and reds is increasingly fine and appreciated.