Coeur De La Reine

This new Loire Valley project is a partnership with Rodolphe and Ludivine Marteau, who took over their family's estate in 2010 (they are the 4th generation). The 29-hectare property is located on the south bank of the river Cher, on siliceous-argilo (clay and flint) soils.

The Touraine AOC stretches from the outer limits of the Anjou region to the gateways of the Sologne, in an area of confluence formed by the Loire river and its tributaries. The soils in the Touraine are very varied, with "perruches" (clay mixed with flint), "aubuis" (argilo-calcareous on a chalky subsoil) and sands on clays in the East. The influence of the sea in the West gradually takes on a continental character as you proceed to the east. These climatic differences combined with the different soils determine the selection of grape varieties grown.

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Le Coeur de la Reine Gamay 2017
100% Gamay Bright berry aromas dominate in this light bodied red. On the palate, ripe red fruit flavors (strawberry and raspberry especially) are accented by a delicate spicy note. Smooth and mellow, delicious with just a bit of a chill.  Harvested by hand with vinification in stainless steel
Item Number: 32105
Case: $143.40
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Le Coeur de la Reine Sauvignon Blanc 2017
The nose offers an intense “fruit basket” dominated by citrus scents with a note of blackcurrant bud. In the mouth, all is suppleness and elegance. The final spicy note emphasizes the freshness and the generous length of this Touraine Sauvignon.  These vines average 30 years in age and are
Item Number: 30785