Damien Menut joined the rich community of Touraine after spending time apprenticing with Guy Allion of Thesee. After working under Allion’s watchful eye, Menut had the opportunity to acquire some of his old, organic vines and vinify them under his own name. Now he farms 4 hectares of sauvignon blanc, cabernet franc & sauvignon, gamay and grolleau planted on porous clay soils.
It’s perhaps because of this dynamic winemaking community of young organic and natural vigneron/nnes that Menut was so easily able to find his stride, and perhaps because of the impeccable tending of the vines he was able to make wines deeply reminiscent of terroir and varietal without additions.
One month whole bunch vinification of cabernet franc from clay-rich soils. Deeply expressive of varietal and terroir, open, porous, herbal, and wonderfully mineral. Spice and purple fruit permeate the broad, and complex palate. We are particularly fond of this expression of cabernet franc.