Domaine Tessier TOC Red 2020

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Malbec, Loire Valley

Domaine Tessier was founded in 1961 by Roger Tessier, with his son Philippe taking the reins 20 years later in 1981. They are located in the heart of the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOC’s and currently have 23 ha of vines. The vineyard is situated in a microclimate between the Loire River and the wild forests of Cheverny. Philippe believes that a wine should be the expression of the time and place from which it comes, the climactic conditions, as well as the hand the hands that make it. He believes that his wines "should give pleasure but must also be sound and healthy, alive and digestible and above all, should be natural."

Dark, moody, rustic Cot (Malbec) that I enjoyed immensely on the first snowy evening of the year. Wild forest fruits, a good used book store, and a bit of incense. Perfect.

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