Producer wine
Les Têtes

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Touraine

PRODUCTION :

Nicolas, Philippe, Baptiste, & Vivien

Les Tètes is a small wine project run collaboratively by 4 friends, Nicolas, Philippe, Baptiste, and Vivien.  They are located in the village of Le Pressoir in Touraine Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire Valley.  Les Tètes is focused on bringing fresh and fruity competitively-priced wines that are grown organically and fermented with native yeasts and with only minimal sulfur added.  In their own words, “Les Tétes is about friendship, and wines you drink with friends.”

Les Tètes are produced at Le Pressoir, in the village of Panzoult.  The vineyards are near Honoré de Balzac’s birthplace and Alexander Calder’s workshop, in the unspoiled landscape surrounding Château de Rigny-Ussé. The grapes of “Les Tètes Au Bois Dormant” (sparkling rosé and white) come directly from the domain of Château de Rigny-Ussé.

“Les Parcelles” by Les Tètes are produced in very small quantities, on parcels (less then one hectar) among the most select AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controllée/controlled designation of origin) in Touraine.

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CUVÉES
Wine

Bordeaux Supérieur “Au Suivant!”

Region: Bordeaux
Grape: Merlot
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in concrete tanks, indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in concrete
Fining: none
Filtration: earth filter
So2: at bottling

Wine

Bordeaux Supérieur “Lomer”

Region: Bordeaux
Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: no temperature control, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: earth filter
So2: at bottling

Wine

Bordeaux Supérieur “Triangle”

Region: Bordeaux
Grape: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: at bottling

Wine

“Au Bois Dormant” Rosé

Region: Loire
Grape:
Grolleau, Gamay
Soil: clay, limestone
Vines: at least 15 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: méthode traditionnelle
Aging: 9 months
Fining: none
Filteration: none
S02: at bottling

Wine

“Au Bois Dormant” Blanc

Regoin: Loire
Grape:
Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
Soil: siliceous clay, limestone
Vines: at least 15 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: méthode traditionnelle
Aging: 9 months
Fining: none
Filteration: none
S02: at bottling

Wine

“Rosé”

Regoin: Loire
Grape:
Grolleau, Gamay
Soil: calcareous clay
Vines: at least 25 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, direct press, indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks
Aging: less than 6 months
Fining: none
Filteration: none
S02: at bottling

Wine

“Blanche”

Region: Loire
Grape:
Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc
Soil: calcareous clay, sand
Average Age of Vines: at least 25 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: Destemmed, direct press, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tanks
Aging: less than 6 months
Fining: none
Filtration: none
S02: at bottling

 

Wine

“Red”

Region: Loire
Grape:
Cabernet Franc, Grolleau
Soil: calcareous clay, sand
Average Age of Vines: at least 25 years
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, direct press, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tanks
Aging: less than 6 months
Fining: none
Filtration: none
S02: at bottling