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

Bourgeuil Les Hauts

Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc
Soil: siliceous clay
Average Age of Vines: At least 25 years
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: direct press, indigenous yeast fermentation tanks in controlled temperature
Aging: less than 6 months
Fining: None.
Filtration: None.

Wine

Tète Au Bois Dormant Rose

Grape: Grolleau & Gamay
Soil: clay on limestone
Vines: at least 25 years old, planted on the Château de Rigny-Ussé
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: Méthode Traditionnelle
Aging: over 9 months

Wine

Tète Au Bois Dormant

Grape: Chenin Blanc & Chardonnay
Soil: siliceous clay on limestone
Vines: at least 15 years old, planted on the Château de Rigny-Ussé
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: Méthode Traditionnelle
Aging: over 9 months

Wine

Rose

Grape: 60% Grolleau 40% Gamay
Soil: Calcerous clay
Average Age of Vines: At least 25 years
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: De-stemmed, direct press, indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks
Aging: less than 6 months
Fining: None.
Filtration: None.

Wine

Blanche

Grape: 90% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Chenin Blanc
Soil: Calcerous clay & sand
Average Age of Vines: At least 25 years
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: De-stemmed, direct press, indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks
Aging: less than 6 months
Fining: None.
Filtration: None.

Wine

Red

Grape: 90% Cabernet Franc 10% Grolleau
Soil: Calcerous clay & sand
Average Age of Vines: At least 25 years
Harvest: By hand.
Winemaking: De-stemmed, direct press, indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks
Aging: less than 6 months
Fining: None.
Filtration: None.