Due to covid-19, the Loire wine fair at Mer: Vinymer 2020 is replaced by a drive. It will take place blue Saturday, September 5 from 10 am to 18 pm. Parking de la Corbillière à Mer. The principle: you order directly by email (email@example.com) or by phone (02.41 78 72 13) before Thursday, September 3rd and we will deliver directly on the spot. Unfortunately, no tasting will be possible. Thank you for your fidelity.
Nature is precocious this year, Terra Vita Vinum started its first natural yeast of the vat of chardonnat as early as August 21st . The harvesting team is on the starting blocks.
Olivier Poussier tasted our cuvée Rogeries 2018 and makes an eloquent comment: "My thoughts go to Damien and Didier Richou who made a wonderful wine called « Rogeries » in the solar vintage of 2018. A chenin perfectly mastered in which we feel the vintage in the attack but without heaviness. It keeps purity and crystallinity." Thank you...
The braiding technique... In order to limit the mechanical trimming which "attacks" the vine, we are experimenting with braiding in certain plots. This method suppresses the trimming and allows us to indicate to the vine not to produce new leaves but to remain in a fruit bearing dynamic to deliver us more qualitative grapes.
Nice insert for Terra Vita Vinum in the Revue du France of July 2020 dedicated to the Tour de France des vins de plaisir. The Revue du France describes the transition as successful. Two of our accessible cuvées are particularly appreciated: - Large soif blanc 2019: "Change of hands at the Domaine Richou, but we keep the gourmet precision of Angevine. This blend of chenin and chardonnay (20%) will work wonders with Touraine rillons " (15/20). - Premières tries 2018: "Modern softnes...
After 18 months of ageing, we have bottled our Anjou Brissac 2018. Like the new name of the appellation has also benefited from a makeover with a waxed bottle, a new label and a new name: Rouge de schiste. To find out more about this blending cuvée, you will find its technical data sheet by clicking here.
Our white Anjou cuvée Anjou blanc "Terre de 3" 2017 is ifavorite, this month, on the site of La Revue du Vin de France. "Coup de coeur for this white wine from the Loire with a nice gourmet lengthening..." "It is certainly the most ambitious dry anjou sec, with its beautiful precise velvety texture. It delivers a beautiful gourmet lengthening, with a good body" To read the full article, click here
In order to give a new imprint to the domain, we have vinified a new type of wine: a maceration white. Made from old Chardonnay vines, the "Rock & schiste" white 2019 is our grain of madness of the year! If you want to discover more click here You can also come to the cellar to taste it.
Last Friday, the disbudding ended. Since the end of April, a team of 15 seasonal workers, under the expert guidance of Virginie, has been scouring the vines of the Terra Vita Vinum estate to remove unwanted shoots and select the best shoots. The aim of this operation is to regulate yields to produce high quality wines. It was in a good mood that they left around a festive meal. See you next time at the harvest!
Our white Anjou "Large soif" 2019 is well-publicized in the famous Decanter premium magazine, the world's best wine magazine.. It was awarded one of our 91/100. In exclusivity, the extract of this article : "Terra Vita Vinum is the new name for the long established Domaine Richou in Anjou. Didier Richou has recently retired and Damien, his younger brother has brought in three partners so that the domaine, which has been making wine for three generations, can continue. The new team...