Vincent Caillé, "La Part du Colibri" Abouriou 2020, VDF, Pays Nantais, Loire Valley, France
This Loire Valley red has a pleasant acidity, medium body, and notes of black cherry, wet stone, dried hay, orange peel, & spices.
APPELLATION (AVA): France
REGION: Loire Valley
SUBREGION: Pays Nantais
VINEYARDS: Gorges, on the slopes of the river Sèvre Nantaise
SOIL: Gabbro, basic bedrock which gives dark brown clay soil
PRACTICE: Demeter & Ecocert certified biodynamic & certified organic
VINIFICATION: 12-day maceration, pumping over once per day, 6 months stainless steel fermentation, unfined & unfiltered.
COLOR: Ruby red
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Sour cherry, elderberry, Morello cherry
FLAVOR: Black cherry, wet stone, dried hay, orange peel, & spices
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Pairs well with charcuterie and/or red meat
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“In the heart of the appellation Muscadet Sevre et Maine, at le Fay d’Homme near Monnières, the Caillé family have been winegrowers for 5 generations. Vincent Caillé, who took over the family vineyard in 1986, is part of a new generation of wine-growers who decided to pursue a policy of uncompromising quality. With the stubbornness of passion, he produces Muscadet Sevre et Maine of high expression. On different type of soils (gneiss, gabbro and orthogneiss), he works the land with tillage or natural grass. Grown « organically » since 1996, the vines blossom on living soils that have recovered their wild tulips, a protected species affected for a long time by chemical treatments in the region. Vincent Caillé is one of the few winegrowers from Nantes who produce « organic » Muscadet, a true priesthood due to the oceanic climate and the propensity of Melon to welcome mildew. In the cellar, he vinifies his wines in the traditional way with indigenous yeast and long aging on lees. His wines, with angelic prices, are of remarkable density and sensitivity that restore the image.”
ABOUT THE WINERY:
Family estate for 5 generations
Location : Monnières, Gorges, Maisdon-sur-Sèvre and Mouzillon
Area : 25 hectares
Use of the vineyard : official conversion in organic farming on 2007, biodynamic since 2012 – certified Ecocert and Demeter
Grapes : melon de bourgogne, folle blanche (gros plant), gamay, abouriou, côt, cabernet.
ABOUT THE LABEL:
The Legend of the Hummingbird
The Native American legend of the hummingbird, the flowers’ friend.
One day, says the legend, there was a huge fire in the forest.
All the animals were terrified and shuttered helplessly watching the disaster.
Only the little hummingbird buzzed about, getting
small drops of water in his beak to drop on the fire.
After a moment, the armadillo, irritated by his
useless action, told him: “Hummingbird! Are you
mad? You think that you are going to put out the fire with a few drops?”
“I know,” replied the hummingbird, “but I do my part of the job.”
The approach of converting towards Organic
Farming is based on the same principle -
Alone, we won’t save the planet, but we contribute.