Thomas and Charlotte Carsin, the owners of Terre de L’Elu (Loire, France) both hail from Brittany and share a love of the sea almost as strong as their passion for wine. So, in 2019 they became interested in the work of another French couple, Ghislain Bardout et Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout, who were embarking on a four-year deep sea scientific exploration in a submarine capsule. They decided to sponsor the expedition, eventually creating a bespoke wine..."Entre Deux Mondes" or "Between Two Worlds".
“They are the couple who explore la mer (the sea), and we are the couple who explore la terre (the land)” - Thomas.
In the spirit of innovation, Charlotte and Thomas created a unique blend of their two worlds - red and white grapes. Chenin, Pineau d’Aunis, Gamay and Cabernet Franc from old vines, grown on the same plot, with the same quartz terroir. They are de-stemmed and co-fermented together with indigenous yeasts, then aged one year in barrel and amphora. Not a rosé, and not a classic red, "Entre Deux Mondes" is a defacto bridge between white and red wine. It has a brilliant ruby colour and aromas of cherry and violet which are joined by anise, spices, and delicate tannins on the palate.
Match it with: A surf-and-turf combo, like scallops with pork, or baked fish with a tomato-based sauce.
Charlotte and Thomas donate a portion of the sales in support of the underthepole.org expedition.
Availability of this special cuvée is limited.
- Chenin Blanc, Gamay, Grolleau
- France, Loire
- Terre de L'Élu
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve