2020 Laurent Saillard Un Ete Partage Grolleau

Loire Valley, France

A spicy Loire Grolleau, full of crunchy fun.



About the Wine

With time in Touraine region, Laurent has been able to develop relationships with the community of like-minded winemakers and grape-growers in the region.

So with the impact of frosts on his vineyards, he has turned to buying some fruit from organic vineyards nearby, which is where he sourced the Grolleau grapes for this wine .

Delightful, and fresh, it’s so light on the dance across the palate, yet its chock full of bright fresh and oh so attractive flavours. Super juicy and well worth a chill.

About Laurent Saillard

Beginning his wine like as a restaurateur, Laurent Saillard developed a love and appreciation for natural wines working in New York.

Returning to France he found himself in the Touraine sub-region of the Loire Valley. Working with Didier Barouillet & Catherine Roussel of the Clos Roche Blanche winery, he learned the art of lo-fi winemaking.

From 2012 he started his own project taking over a parcel of their vineyards, and in 2020 released his first Negoce wines, with organic fruit sourced from outside vineyards.

He makes pure, expressive wines of great joy.

Winemaker Laurent Saillard
Winemaker Laurent Saillard
Touraine, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Due to incredibly small yields thanks to extreme frost damage in 2020 Laurent sourced fruit from his friend Julien Moreau of Domaine de Cambalu. His vineyards are located next to Le Cher, a tributary of the Loire just east of Tours, on clay-limestone and are grown organically. 100% de-stemmed grolleau, macerated for 2 weeks in stainless, with a small buckets of juice wetting the cap each day. No added sulphur.

Blend : Grolleau (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Listening to the ferment
Listening to the ferment
Laurent in the winery, Touraine France

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