Chahut & Prodiges

Before becoming a winemaker, Grégory Leclerc got a Master’s degree in History, but didn’t see himself as the professor type. He tried a little journalism and marketing as well. But when he met the group of passionate natural winemakers in the Loire, he knew he had found his calling. Grégory bought 6.5 ha of vines in 2007 and started the Domaine Chahut & Prodiges. The vines are on the hills of Amboise in Touraine near the Loire Valley city of Blois. He cultivates Chenin, Sauvignon, Gamay, Côt (Malbec) and Grolleau. 

Certification: Practicing organic.


Coup de Canon VDT:

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Age of Vines: 60 years old.

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Pruning Method:

Soil: Clay & Flint.

Varietals: Grolleau.

Vinification Method: Carbonic maceration for 2 and 3 weeks with no racking or pumping. Aged for 8-10 months in tanks.

Tasting Note: Spicy berry fruit and a little forest floor.

Pairing: Charcuterie, andouillette, sausages.

From an old neglected and underrated grape called “Grolleau,” Grégory makes a subtle, purely delicious, thirst-quenching wine.


La Mule VDT:

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Age of Vines: 25-30 years old.

Yields:

Pruning Method:

Soil: Clay & limestone.

Varietals: Gamay.

Vinification Method: Carbonic maceration for 2 and 3 weeks with no racking or pumping. Aged for 8-10 months in tanks.

Tasting Note: Lovely medium-bodied Gamay that’s both delicate in texture with strawberries, black berries, and some sap from a tree. The finish is long and soft with a lightness that dances on the tongue.

Pairing: Purely delicious by itself. Grilled chicken, chacuterie, steak.

 

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