Domaine Philippe Tessier

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Country of Origin: France
Location: Cheverny
People: Philippe Tessier, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Certified Organic

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Domaine Philippe Tessier 2018 Cheverny Rouge AOC Login WS 90 In Stock

Located in the heart of the AOC Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny, the family estate is 23 hectares and planted on the famous route Chateaux de la Loire. Winemaker and owner, Philippe Tessier, took over the estate in 1981 from his father, Roger, who began it in 1961.

The domaine has been Agriculture Biologique certified organic since 1998. They make a point to practice and promote small-farm viticulture. They make two cuvées of Cheverny (Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay) and 3 cuvées of Cour-Cheverny (100% Romorantin), as well as interesting reds. 

The microclimate is influenced by the massive forests of Cheverny, Chambord and Sologne. The region's soil is comprised of sand, clay, limestone, as well as ancient marine sediment, and the vines can be up to 90 years old.

David Schildknect commented about the 2009 Cheverny rouge Point du Jour in the #190 Wine Advocate, "There could be far worse introductions to Cheverny rouge – to say nothing of Pinot Noir – than this excellent value."

Reviews

  • Philippe Tessier 2018 Cheverny Rouge AOC
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (11/15/2019)

    Bright and vibrant, with an elegant profile and a silky texture, this very appealing, exhibiting notes of violet, currant and subtle hibiscus tea. Shows light tannins, which add to the structure and keep this intact. Gamay, Pinot Noir and Malbec. Drink now through 2023. 2,000 cases made, 150 cases imported.
  • Philippe Tessier 2018 Cheverny Blanc AOC
    The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (11/15/2019)

    An idiosyncratic white, showing hints of cream and nectarine, this is seemingly soft, yet features seamlessly integrated acidity that gives life to the notes of sweet spice and stone fruit. Clean and focused, with savory mineral accents on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2026. 2,000 cases made, 200 cases imported.