Domaine des Hauts Baigneux is a 12ha vineyard in Touraine Azay le Rideau and Touraine Appellations, managed by Nicolas Grosbois and Philippe Mesnier. The whole vineyard is organically farmed. This great terroir is mostly flintstone (silex). On the "Hauts Baigneux" terroirs, 5ha, Grolleau and Gamay makes lovely wines on clay and limestone soils, which reflects typicity of the Azay le Rideau wines. Downhill from this "Hauts Baigneux" vineyard, Cabernet Franc vines produce a nice fruity and velvet Red Touraine wine.
Touraine Rouge Les Pentes
This Syrah comes from vineyards in Santa Maria, Sta. Rita Hills, and Ballard Canyon. The soils are predominantly clay and loam. 100% whole cluster, the Syrah sat on its skins for 2.5 weeks with minimal extraction, before being transferred to neutral French oak where it saw a longer elevage (18 months). All native yeast fermentations, with no racking or battonage. Minimum sulphur was added just at bottling.
Touraine Azay-le-Rideau Blanc Les Chenes
The Vin Blanc is a 70/30 blend of Marsanne and Viognier coming from the Camp 4 vineyard in Happy Canyon. Vinified separately but both were whole cluster pressed and tank fermented before being transferred to neutral French oak. All native yeast fermentations with no battonage and only minimum sulphur added at bottling.