La Grange Tiphaine was created at the end of the 19th century by Alfonse Delecheneau, followed by three generations: Adrien, Jackie & now Damien. Coralie, Damien’s wife, has now joined the family as a fully active partner in the life & work of their 10 hectares vineyard.  Damien’s talent as a winemaker is evidenced by the multitude of beautifully balanced, elegant, precise red, white, rosé & sparkling wines that he crafts from five different varietals: Chenin blanc, Côt (Malbec), Gamay, Cabernet Franc, & even the ancient & rare Loire variety called Grolleau. The wines are in the AOCs of Touraine Amboise & Montlouis sur Loire. The wines are all different: tender or round, fine or fruit filled, dry or sweet, but they all share the common thread of careful work in the vines that make for beautifully balanced, terroir driven, precise wines.

Certification: Certified Organic.



Ad Libitum Touraine Amboise: — Back to the toppublicViewAttachment

Grange Tiphaine Ad Libitum tech sheet

Age of Vines: 15 and 45 years old

Soil:  Clay-limestone (for the Gamay) and Clay

Varietals: Côt (Malbec), Gamay, Cabernet Franc

Vinification Method: A rather long maceration for the Côt (Malbec) and Cabernet franc (between 18 and 20 days). Slow and delicate extraction. Aging for 5 months in tank.

Tasting Note: Lovely fresh & lively red for the Spring & Summer!



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Grange Tiphaine Tournage Riant tech sheet

Age of Vines: 25 years old.

Soil: Clay with silex.

Varietals: Côt (Malbec), Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Grolleau

Vinification Method: Natural grasses grow in the vines that make up this rosé. The harvest is done by hand & with four different selections in the vines according to ripeness (September 18, 21, 22 & 29). 100% direct press rosé with the alcoholic fermentation at low temperatures.

Tasting Note: The blending of Côt (Malbec), Gamay & Grolleau makes for an intense aromatic palate with a long finish. Nuances of color & freshness.



Clef de Sol Montlouis sur Loire (white):— Back to the top

Grange Tiphaine Clef de Sol White tech sheet

Age of Vines: 80 years.

Soil: clay and silica resting on limestone

Varietals: Chenin Blanc (dry)

Tasting Notes: Beautiful pale golden yellow. Notes of honeysuckle with pear and lime. Taste is dry with just a hint of sweetness, finishes beautifully with fruit and acidity.



Clef de Sol Touraine (Red) :— Back to the top

Grange Tiphaine Clef de Sol Red tech sheet

Varietals: 65% Cabernet franc, 35% Cot (Malbec)

Soil: clay and silica resting on limestone

Age of Vines: 60 years

Vinification: Fermented in concrete and aged in 225 L and 400 L barrels without racking and only one light filtration before bottling.



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Rosa Rosé Rosam tech sheet

Varietals: Grolleau, Gamay, Cot (Malbec), Cabernet Franc

Soil: clay and silica resting on limestone

Age of Vines: 80 years

Vinification: A Methode Ancestrale rosé sparkler.

Tasting Notes: A fun summer red fruit, refreshing off-dry drink. Strawberry, cherry and a delicious tang.

Pairing: Delicious by itself.



Grenouillieres (white demi-sec): — Back to the top

Grenouillieres tech sheet

Varietals: Chenin Blanc

Soil: Sand on silex.

Vinification: Fermentation with indigenous yeast in barrels.

Age of vines: 80 years

Pairing: Pairs well with cheese and seafood.


Nouveau Nez: (White Sparkling): — Back to the top

Nouveau Nez tech sheet

Varietals: Chenin blanc

Soil: clay and silica resting on limestone

Age of Vines: 6 years

Vinification: A natural sparkling Chenin Blanc bottled before the end of fermentation. Nothing added!

Pairing: Before dinner, for a celebration, with an almond cake dessert.

Tasting Note: Fine bubbles with a beautiful nose of citrus fruits.

 


Cot Vielles Vignes: (White Sparkling): — Back to the top 03290_159363_a

Varietals: Cot (Malbec)

Soil: clay and silica resting on limestone

Age of Vines: 115-120 years old

Yield: 18hl/ha

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, destemmed and sorted intensely at the winery. Fermented with indigenous yeast for about 20 years in concrete tanks. The wine spends about 9 months in a concrete egg to preserve the fruit.

 

 


Trinqu’ames: (White Sparkling): — Back to the topTrinquames

Varietals: Sauvignon Blanc

Soil: clay and limestone

Age of Vines: 40 years old

Yield: 46hl/ha

Vinification: Fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete and fiberglass tanks. Elevage on the fine lees for 4-5 months.