Xavière Hardy had a previous career in river ecology before going into winemaking. She planted 1.5 hectare of vines in La Chapelle-Glain, an area 60km north of Nantes, which was not previously permitted for vine cultivation. She is the only winemaker for miles around. The vines are Albarello ‘pole’ trained, planted on blue shist, farmed with biodynamic treatments and herbal remedies. No sulphur is used in the vineyard or the winery. These are exciting, pure wines in tiny quantities from somewhere you have never heard of.
This Pinot Noir is beautiful. Macerated & fermented in vats, then matured in barrels for eight months.
Les Terres Bleu - XH2 2018
Name XH2 Producer Xaviere Hardy Style Red Country France Region La Chapelle-Glain, Loire Vintage 2018 Grape 100% Pinot Noir ABV % 14 SO2 None added. Production Organic. Biodynamic. Natural. Vegan. Unfined. Unfiltered. Notes Glorious + Elegant + Velvety