The Biodyvin fair 2023 in London marked by quality meetings and exchanges. The Buyer's journalist who tasted our wines, shared her review in an online article. Here is an extract:
How biodynamic union Biodyvin goes from strength to strength.
Highlights of the Biodyvin tasting in London
'Luc Briand and Bénédicte Petit of Terra Vita Vinum in the Loire Valley, made their first wine in 2019, having bought their 30-hectare estate in the same year. From the get-go, the focus has been on assiduous vineyard management, and to maximise their Anjou noir soils that are dark schist, gneiss, granite, and rhyolite rock. Their endeavours might be recent, but the results are as impressive as those of reputed, long-standing winemakers. Whatever their previous lives, they seem born to viticulture and winemaking. There wasn’t a wine in their line-up of six that didn’t impress.
Infusions 2021 is a four-variety red Vin de France (I fear an admin error!), with 55% Cabernet Franc. It’s as fragrant a red that carries its partial barrel ageing very lightly indeed. Very drinkable, it’s more sophisticated than it perhaps first appears.
Gabouchons 2021 is a cracking 100% Cabernet Franc from vineyards planted in black, grey-green, and purple schist rock. Whole-bunch maceration, and ageing for 12 months in a combination of concrete eggs, amphora, and oak barrels. My tasting note reads, “Brilliant! Loire Cabernet Franc at its absolute best. Bristles with energy, generously fruity, textured. Lip-smackingly good.”
The whites shone just as bright, but I fell furthest for their Bigottière Savennières 2020. The couple have an east-facing plot at the top of the Côte des Forges, on green sandstone schist. I couldn’t quite believe this was a no-added-sulphur white, aged for 26 months in demi-muid (73%), amphora and concrete eggs. Such a bright, pure, and clean wine – the palate having a strong lees-y quality, with white orchard fruit skin, baking apple and some dry spice too. Impressive vivacity."
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