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Ogereau Anjou Cotes de la Houssaye Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Ogereau Anjou Cotes de la Houssaye Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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A rare Cabernet Sauvignon from the Loire Valley. The vines averaging 40 years of age produce a low yield of 25 hl/ha, like many Grand Cru in other regions. The 1.64 ha parcel is composed of schist fragments enabling the grapes to reach a high maturity from the warm soil. The idea behind the wine is to express the terroir of schist from Anjou. Once the grapes are de-stemmed the fermentations will last one month in concrete vats at 28oC - 30oC. The ageing is done in demi-muid french oak barrels of 500 litres for a period of 18 months with 20% of new oak. - Importer Note

Domaine Ogereau was created in 1890, it is located at Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay about 20 minutes by car south of Angers. Since 1989, Vincent OGEREAU with his wife Catherine is the 4 generation to manage the Domaine of 26 ha. Vincent is a hard worker and produces wines with passion, as he says 'to make great wine you must have excellent grapes. We concentrate on producing the best possible grapes that reflect both their terroir and the particular character of each vintage ". Vincent managers to show the quality of each terroir and vintage through his 3 premium wines: Côteaux du Layon saint Lambert 'Clos des Bonnes Blanches " - Anjou Villages 'Côte de la Houssaye " - Savennières 'Clos Le Grand Beaupréau " and in the near future the new Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru "La Matinière".

Since early 2015, his son Emmanuel representing the 5th generation is officially involved in the Domaine as he will be taking over from his parents in the years to come. During the previous 5 years, Emmanuel spent some time away from home for work experience in the South of France, Rhône Valley, Oregon USA and even New Zealand. He also accomplished a Diploma in viticulture and like his father he is a strong believer of the terroir's potentials. - Importer Note
Product Type Wine Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot & Friends
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub Region Anjou
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic