Grapes: 100% Chenin Blanc
Farming: Biodyvin Biodynamic and Organic
Region: Saumer, Loire, France
Notes: The "Domaine de la Tête Rouge" is located on one of the best clay-limestone soils of Saumur. Guillaume Reynourad took over the management of the estate in 1995 and decided to orientate the work of the vineyard by following the practices of integrated agriculture. He then adopted the principles of organic agriculture and obtained an eco-certification in 1998. Le Manoir de la Tête Rouge has been around for a minute or two (ahem, 1649). Certified since 2010, they are all in on the biodynamic farming. Guillaume says, "We consider our 18-hectare area as a living being, the cultivated soil and the surrounding air become the energy base of the vine. Our goal is to provide the plant the best possible environment to grow.” Crowd pleasing and Alive.