The Les Demoiselles Story
Lionel Gosseaume officially founded this estate only in 2007, though has followed long-established family footeps in wine. The estate is named after his father, Pierre. He cultivates 15 hectares of which the majority is Sauvignon Blanc, though there are a few hectares of Gamay which he uses for a dry rosé and a fruity light red. The vineyards are located between the Loire and Cher rivers, mostly in the Choussy commune, a few miles south of Blois. It’s at the heart of the Sauvignon de Touraine region .
This wine began life as a wine we blended ourselves and labelled ‘Les Demoiselles’. Two little birdies on the very home-made label reminded us of our daughters. We used to say that we blended it ourselves – which was truthful – until we met Lionel. Now we leave it all to him. We have also finally conceded that one of his own labels is a lot better than ours. So from the 2019 vintage, the wine will take the name of his Domaine de Pierre. It’s unoaked – obviously – but shows all the flavours and structures of the Sauvignon in its home location. 2019 is a really nice vintage; there’s more acidity and freshness than in the other recent hot vintage, 2018, and the wines are completely dry (only 2 g/l residual sugar). There’s a little skin contact before crushing and then the must is held at 2 Celcius for five weeks before fermentation begins. The wine was bottled at end February after five months on the fine lees .
Les Demoiselles Wines
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|LIDEM16B||Les Demoiselles, Sauvignon de Touraine||2016|