Violetta is an experimental wine for the domaine, and they change the parameters of vilification each year, always with the aim to make the wine as hands-off and naturally as possible. The 2019 cuvée is 100% old-vine Côt (Malbec) aged in clay amphora for 30 months. The wine has a dense nose of ripe black wild fruits and a hint of spices. It is both powerful and soft on the palate, with a linear structure and silky tannins. A truly elegant Malbec and a fitting homage to the great century-old vies and biodynamic practices.
Damien and Coralie Delecheneau, the winemaking team behind La Grange Tiphaine are both musicians and share a love of music almost as deep as their love of wine. Musical references are common in both their names and labels, and this cuvée references the Verdi opera of the same name. The piece centres around a ‘fallen woman’ who earns redemption through sacrifice, much like their own work in making wine. They feel the repetitive nature of the score also mimics the constant small actions in winemaking. Lastly, the Côt (Malbec) has a hint of violet both in the glass and on the palate.
Vinification: Côt vines or 115-120 years-old are hand-picked, macerated in concrete and gently pressed. The free-run juice and the pressed juice are combined and then aged in clay amphora for two and one-half years with no sulphites added.
Match it with: The perfect partner a juicy burger! Also lovely alongside lamb with mint or strong blue cheeses.
- Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Gamay
- France, Loire
- La Grange Tiphaine
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve