Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny Les Veilleurs Rouge 2020
75% pinot noir, 20% gamay, 5% côt, 30-40 year old vines give only 23 hl/ha. Vinified in enamelled tanks, then matured 12 months in old wooden barrels. Good power, airy strawberries, but also intensity with leather, below average amount of fresh tannins. Exciting mix of softness and power.
Domaine de Veilloux is located a stone’s throw from the famous Château de Cheverny (the castle of Moulinsart in Tintin) and has been owned since 1994 by Michel and Sylviane Quenioux. Since the 1990s, the winemaking couple has been growing nearly 25 hectares of vines organically. Naturally, biodynamic viticulture accompanies the work in the vineyard, with infinite love and care for the life and balance of the soil.
Domaine de Veilloux grows the typical Touraine grape varieties. Sauvignon, Pineau and Chenin come first, as do Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Michel and Sylviane pay great attention to biodiversity and the protection of the surrounding flora and fauna.
In the cellar, Domaine de Veilloux uses natural, traditional vinification methods to enhance preserve the expression of the terroir. No selected yeasts are used and very little sulphur is added. It is a method that has more than proven, as the estate’s wines are so representative of the terroir of Cheverny.