At the heart of the “King’s Valley,” the Good Life country, an outstanding vineyard unfolds along the banks of the river Cher. Here vignerons are noble-hearted men; their only truth, to preserve genuineness. At Domaine Beauséjour, four generations of winegrowers built a legacy where the vine and the wine express themselves completely. Nowadays, Philippe and Valerie Trotignon still work with the same pledge to respect tradition, enhanced with a concern for the long-term health of the land. Nestled on the Cher hillsides, the 25 year old vineyard stretches over 50 acres scattered on the rural districts of Noyers-sur-Cher and Saint-Romain-sur-Cher. Philippe took over the estate as a whole in 2002, after having worked on it in GAEC with his parents Jean-Paul and Colette for 15 years.
Wines from Domaine Beauséjour
Domaine Beauséjour Sauvignon Blanc Les Grenettes Touraine
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Aging: 5 to 8 months in stainless steel tanks, on its lees
Closer to Sancerre than your average Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, it’s clear from the start this is a remarkable wine. Even a slight swirl of the glass releases delicate lily, boxwood, and honeysuckle botanical notes that complement peach and lychee, not just the far more common one-note grapefruit. A deeper breath reveals all the subtleties of the grapes. Its velvety texture is shot through with well-integrated yet bracing acidity and a snap of chalky minerality that keep the wine both lively and supple. A round, full finish lingers long enough to reprise the nose’s floral aspects that serve as a foil to the luscious golden stone fruit. A natural pairing with moules marinières, a chèvre and herb omelet, or heartier salads, but equally delicious on its own.
Domaine Beauséjour Gamay Noir Cuvée Vincent Touraine
Blend: 85% Gamay Noir & 15% Malbec
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel tanks
One of those rare red wines that can be chilled down for hot weather or served at cellar temperature in cooler seasons and be equally enthralling in either setting. 25-year-old vines growing on sandy, chalky, and silex soils give this a bright ruby color that matches the intense aromas of ripe and sweet red and black fruits with soft, dark spices. The palate adds a subtly savory meaty note to the nose’s fruit and the round body, very soft texture, and well-balanced flavor. Pair with charcuterie, cheese, and your day to day meals. Enjoy over the next five years at 58°.
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