The Côte de la Houssaye expresses the extraordinary balance of a northern Cabernet Sauvignon on a terroir of schist. It is a wine of very great depth by its grape variety, almost wild, with a dense texture and crafted by its terroir, carried by a freshness from the Loire that brings depth and length to the palate. The wine develops aromas and flavors of great aniseed finesse with intense notes of graphite, humus and undergrowth. Thanks to its freshness and structure, this wine has great ageing potential for 15 to 20 years.
Domaine Ogereau, Houssaye Anjou Villages AC
£22.50 Per Bottle
Vincent Ogereau is one of the outstanding producers from this dynamic region of the Loire Valley, with a domaine of some 25 hectares. Originally established by his grand-father in the 1890s Vincent took over from his father in 1989 and has now been joined by his son Emmanuel. . For white wines Chenin Blanc is king here, matching perfectly with the clay-schist soils of the region, with Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon being used for the reds and rosé. The viticulture is heading to being organic and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentations.