Producer wine
Domaine Philippe Tessier

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Loire Valley

PRODUCTION :

Philippe Tessier

Domaine Tessier was founded in 1961 by Roger Tessier, with his son Philippe taking the reins 20 years later in 1981. They are located in the heart of the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOC’s and currently have 23 ha of vines.

The vineyard exists in a microclimate that keeps the vineyards cool, situated between the Loire River and the forest of Cheverny, Chambord and Solonge and has been Ecocert certified since 1998.

Philippe believes that a wine should be the expression of the place from which it comes and should reflect the climatic conditions of the year, as well as the vigneron that produces it, while also respecting the life of the soil and the environment. He believes that it should give pleasure but must also be sound and healthy, alive and digestible and above all, it should be a natural wine.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Romorantique”

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Romorantin
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 40 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 7 month maceration, spontaneous fermentation in amphora with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 2 months in amphora
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

“Les Sables”

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Romorantin
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines: 20-40 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 10 months in foudres
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

“Nota Bene”

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Gamay
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 10 months in barriques
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

“La Charbonnerie”

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Orbois
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in vats with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: in vats
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

Chemin Noir

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Chenin Noir
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 7 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

“phil’en BULLE”

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Romorantin, Orbois
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, malolactic fermentation
Aging: méthode ancestrale
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Les Martines”

Region: Loire
Grape: Romorantin
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: limestone bedrock, clay
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining: none
Filtration:
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Wine

“Rosé d’Aunis”

Region: Loire
Grape: Pineau d’Aunis
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
Harvest:
Winemaking:
Aging:
Fining:
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Wine

“Dédé”

Region: Loire
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: calcareous clay, silica
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:
Aging: 12 months
Fining: none
Filtration:
Added S02:

Wine

“Point Nommé”

Region: Loire
Grape: Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: limestone, silica, clay
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fermentation in stainless steel with native yeasts
Aging: 10 months in barriques
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Roger Tessier”

Region: Loire
Grape: Romorantin
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: limestone bedrock, clay
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, malolactic fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: light
Added S02: 55 mg/L

Wine

“Côquinze”

Region: Loire
Grape: Côt
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking:
spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02:
low

Wine

“Coganis”

Region: Loire
Grape: Côt, Gamay, Pineau d’Aunis
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in vats
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

Cour-Cheverny

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Romorantin
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: limestone bedrock, silica, clay
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: in stainless steel tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 34 mg/L

Wine

Cheverny Blanc

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Orbois
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: sand, clay
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous malolactic fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 6 months in tanks and neutral barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 12 mg/L

Wine

“La Porte Dorée”

Region: Loire
Grape:
Romorantin
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: limestone bedrock, clay
Average Age of Vines: 80-90 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: slow, spontaneous malolactic fermentation in demi-muids
Aging: 10 months in demi-muids
Fining: none
Filtration: light
Added S02: 24 mg/L

Wine

Cheverny Rouge

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Gamay, Pinot Noir, Côt
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 15 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 15 day carbonic maceration of Gamay, spontaneous fermentation in tanks with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 6 mg/L

Wine

“Le Point du Jour”

Region: Loire
Grapes:
Pinot Noir, Gamay
Vineyard Size: 23 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 20 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 30% destemmed, semi-carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in foudres with indigenous yeats
Aging: in foudres
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: 15 mg/L