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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Francois and Pascaline Plouzeau of Domaine de la Garrelière maintain an immaculate vineyard near the fascinating village of Richelieu which lies south of Tours quite close to the Chinon region. Here they implement strict biodynamic vineyard practices which are certified by Ecocert. The wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts.
A feature of their lovely wines is the wonderful set of labels produced by local artists that reflect the naming of the wine. So the racy Cendrillon white, as the name suggests, has a Cinderella theme. Tasmanians will note a Samek-like whimsy in some of the paintings.
The Cendrillon is made from 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Chardonnay. Just 30% of the Sauvignon Blanc spent some time in oak to provide additional complexity.
We are also particularly fond of the Gamay Sans Tra La La which is a pure Gamay from the Touraine appellation that could make you think you were drinking a cru Beaujolais.
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