Clos de la Briderie



The priory of Mesland was founded in the 10th century by monks from the abbey of Marmoutier which is close to Tours. From then, they began to plant vine.

Since, the Count Eude II of Blois in 1509 but also François Ier, the Cardinal of Richelieu and a number of amateurs of reputation assessed and praised the qualities of wines resulting from this soil. The vineyard extends itself on 350 hectares of slopes on the right bank of the Loire which is the sunniest and facing the Château de Chaumont close to Blois.
It was granted the AOC TOURAINE-MESLAND in 1955 (it is the highest regional source classification for French wines).

The Clos de la Briderie is one of the most prestigious vineyards of this AOC. This vineyard keeps all the authenticity and all ancestral qualities of its soil.

AOC TOURAINE-MESLAND White Tender/Dry 2012

PRODUCTION

 

Soil: clayey limestone, clayey flint. Old grapes, 55 years old.
Grape varieties: Chenin 65 %, Chardonnay 35 %

VATTING CHARACTERISTICS

Carefully hand-picked in small baskets (20 kg of grapes) Sorting on a table at the cellar.

 

WINE CHARACTERISTICS

Dry, ample, rich and fat wine.
Smoky notes slightly lemoned.
Food matching: fishes, crustacés, goat cheese.

 

 

A COUPLE OF WORDS ABOUT THE VINEYARD

Vineyard of 55 ha.
This vineyard was owned by Comte Eudes II de Blois.
It is located on the right side of La Loire between Blois and Tours, in front of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire.

AOC TOURAINE-MESLAND Gris (Rose) 2012

 


PRODUCTION:

Soil: clayey limestone
Vines: 15 years old
Grapes: Gamay 100%.

VINIFICATION

Hand-picked in small baskets (20 kg of grapes)
Sorting on the table in the cellar and directly pressed
Fermented 19/20° in vat

 

WINE CHARACTERISTICS

Dry rose coming from young vines. Supple and fruity wine.

SUGGESTION

Pork meats, white meats

 

A COUPLE OF WORDS ABOUT THE VINEYARD

55 ha vineyard. It was owned by Comte Eudes II de Blois. It is located on the right side of la Loire between Blois and Tours, just in front of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire.

 

AOC TOURAINE-MESLAND Red 2011

 

PRODUCTION

Soil: clayey limestone, clayey flint. Vines aged of 20-40 years old.
Grape varieties: Côt Malbec 40%- Cabernet Franc 40% - Gamay 20%

VINIFICATION

Carefully hand-picked in small baskets (20 kg of grapes). Sorting on a table in the cellar, stemming

VATTING CHARACTERISTICS

10 days for the Gamay
21 days for the Cabernet Franc
16 days for the Côt Malbec

 

WINE CHARACTERISTICS

Small free-run yield, fruity wine, supple
This wine can develop for several years (3 years)
Harmonious tannins and substance (85% of water, 12,5% of alcohol and 2,5% of a little something that industrials will never get!)

SUGGESTION

Red meats, cheese

A COUPLE OF WORDS ABOUT THE VINEYARD

Vineyard of 55 ha.
This vineyard was owned by Comte Eudes II de Blois.
It is located on the right side of La Loire between Blois and Tours, in front of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire.

 

AOC TOURAINE-MESLAND Les Vingt Poinçons White 2008 and Red 2008

 


PRODUCTION:

Soil: clayey limestone. Vines are roughly 50 years old.
Yield: 40 hl /ha
Grapes: Côt (Malbec) 40%-Cabernet franc 40%- Gamay 20%.

VINIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS

Hand-picked in small baskets (20 kg of grapes). Sorting on the table in the cellar.
Vatting time: 12 days for Gamay
26 days for Cabernet franc
18 days for Côt (Malbec)

Maturing in old barrels. No filtration. 4 rackings.
Bottling in September, after the harvest.

WINE CHARACTERISTICS

Silky tannins, long in mouth, must be put in carafe.

SUGGESTION

red meats, game meats.

A COUPLE OF WORDS ABOUT THE VINEYARD

55 ha vineyard. It was owned by Comte Eudes II de Blois. It is located on the right side of la Loire between Blois and Tours, just in front of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire.

WHY IS IT CALLED «les Vingt Poinçons de Blois»?

The Poinçon de Blois is an old local unit of measure of 228 liters. We matures 20 poinçons of this wine, which produce 5280 bottles and only during best vintages

AOC CREMANT DE LOIRE White "Pureté de Silex"

 

DESCRIPTION

Crémant prepared "brut" (additional suger dosed at less than 8g/L). Blend of Chenin (40%), Chardonnay (20%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) for a better balance and richness.
Yield : 60Hl/Ha
Terroir : Clay-Limestone

VINIFICATION

Carefully hand-picked in small baskets, pneumatic pressing; only the best cuvées "Tête de Cuvée" & "Première Taille" are reserved for this Crémant.
After a light racking of the must, fermentation starts with the natural yeast born by the fruit, in order to bring out more typicity.
Temperature control between 18 and 20°C.
Racking and filtration, bottling in March.
Two years of maturation at 12°C on wooden traditional sloping racks. Bottles are turned by hand.

TASTING

Colour: pale yellow with pink hints
Bubbles: very small and persistent
Nose: fresh and fruity
On the palate: round and fruity at first, it has a long aftertaste

TO CONSUME

Serving temperature: 8°C
To taste: As an apéritif or in dessert

AOC CREMANT DE LOIRE Rose "Pureté de Silex"

 


DESCRIPTION

Crémant prepared "brut" (additional sugar dosed at less than 8g/L). Blend of Pineau d'Aunis (40%), Pinot Noir (20%), Grolleau Gris (20%) and Groslot Noir (20%) for a better balance and richness.
Yield : 60Hl/Ha
Terroir : Clay-Limestone

VINIFICATION

Carefully hand-picked in small baskets, pneumatic pressing; only the best cuvées "Tête de Cuvée" & "Première Taille" are reserved for this Crémant.
After a light racking of the must, fermentation starts with the natural yeast born by the fruit, in order to bring out more typicity.
Temperature control between 18 and 20°C.
Racking and filtration, bottling in March.
Two years of maturation at 12°C on wooden traditional sloping racks. Bottles are turned by hand

 

TASTING

Colour: pale salmon pink
Bubbles: very small and persistent
Nose: very fruity
On the palate: light and fresh, with a long aftertaste

TO CONSUME

Serving temperature: 8°C
To taste: As an apéritif or in dessert

 

AOC TOURAINE SAUVIGNON "Fié Gris" 2011

 

PRODUCTION

Soil: clayey limestone, clayey flint. Vines aged of 20-40 years old.
Carefully hand-picked and traight pressing
Grape varieties: Sauvignon Gris 100%

VINIFICATION

Carefully hand-picked and totally de-semmed

VATTING CHARACTERISTICS

During the fermentation, control in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats of temperature at 18°C (low temperature to preserve the floral perfume)
Maturing on lees for refinement until April

 

WINE CHARACTERISTICS

Typical nose of Fié Grey (Antique vine of Touraine), with flowery and spicy aromas : white fruits and citrus fruits, fat in mouth
Anthroposophique farming

SUGGESTION

Assortiment de canapés, asperges

A COUPLE OF WORDS ABOUT THE VINEYARD

Vineyard of 55 ha.
This vineyard was owned by Comte Eudes II de Blois.
It is located on the right side of La Loire between Blois and Tours, in front of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire.

 

AOC TOURAINE GAMAY 2012 "1877 GAMAY"

 


PRODUCTION:

Soil: clayey limestone, clayey flint.
Old grapes aged of 131 years old
Grapes: Gamay 100%.

VINIFICATION

Carefully Hand-picked. totally de-stemmed
The wine is kept in vat during 20 days.
Without SO2

First press with press-must
Maturing 2 months in barrels, and fine filtration before bottling in December

WINE CHARACTERISTICS

Small free-run yield, fruity wine, supple. Anthroposophique farming.

SUGGESTION

Charcuteries Tourangelles

A COUPLE OF WORDS ABOUT THE VINEYARD

55 ha vineyard. It was owned by Comte Eudes II de Blois. It is located on the right side of la Loire between Blois and Tours, just in front of the Château de Chaumont sur Loire.