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Welcome to the 'Volcanic Loire"!
Located at the foothills of the Madeleine Mountains, the 200 hectares of the Côte Roannaise AOP are amongst the original vineyards of the Loire Valley. While geographically and officially part of the Loire, the Côte Roannaise is closer in distance, geology, and winemaking to Beaujolais.
This eastern region, known as "The Volcanic Loire" boasts soils of granite and volcanic basalt that give gamay both minerality and drive. The best producer in this unique, small appellation is Domaine Sérol, led by Stephane Sérol and his wife Carine. They produce a range of distinctive wines marked by elegance, freshness, and, of course, granitic minerality, hence their bottling name of "Eclat de Granit".
Domaine Sérol famously produces a cuvée exclusively for the neighboring Michelin three-star restaurant ‘Troisgros’. The Sérols are great friends of the Troigros family: Michel Troigros co-owns the "Les Blondins" Vineyard with them. The Sérol property dates back to the 17th century and was passed from generation to generation. When Stéphane and Carine took over in 1998, the domaine totaled 12 hectares; with the Sérol/Troisgros partnership, they are now farming 28 hectares and have converted the domaine to organic/biodynamic viticulture.
The 2021 Domaine Sérol Côte Roannaise Eclat de Granite has aromas and flavors of black cherries and black raspberries interwoven with notes of brambly earth, savory herbs, woodsmoke, and stony minerality. The palate is medium-to-full-bodied and silky, with bright acidity that brings it to a long finish.
Producer Name: Domaine Sérol
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: France
Region: Loire Valley
Appellation: Côte Roannaise
Quality Designation: AOC
Grape Varietals: Gamay
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body Red
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Burgundy-style bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
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