François Plouzeau manages the Domaine de la Garreliere biodynamically in the south of Touraine. François Plouzeau is a lover of the vine and its soil of Touraine. It produces magnificent wines in field of Garrelière while remaining very wise on prices. This vineyard was the property of the Cardinal of Richelieu during 1585-1642, whose advisors judged it necessary to increase the number of vines planted on this vine-covered hillside, in order to satisfy the thirst of the residents of the newly built town of Richelieu during the period of 1850 to 1900, this estate comprised 60 hectares of vines. New cellars were then built. The Plouzeau family purchased the estate in 1973, and François Plouzeau took over the running of the now-20-hectare estate in 1985. The wines are low sulfur, as close to the terroir as possible. Francois Plouzeau is the least interventionist possible in vinification to leave the soil and the fruit s’ expressing the most freedom as possible. The vines are grown on a bedrock of clay/limestone, the soil lying on this is clay mixed with flint, together with some sand (air-borne). Facing South
Domaine de la Garreliere Gamay Sans TraLaLa is an organic wine made from proper fruit! It is the delicacy that characterizes this wine first. Which develops on notes of red berries and black pepper. The minerality and freshness are superb. A very nice wine of summer pleasure as the wine opens up, it presents bright aromas of wild cherry, plum and woodland fruits with hints of exotic spice, pepper, violets, sous bois, herbs and pan juices. There are plenty of earthy facets along with some raspberry and red-fruited high-tones.
The prices of Domaine de la Garrelière have remained accessible: enjoy it, the wines are really worthy of interest!