Domaine Philippe Tessier
On the southern banks of the Loire River in the appellation of Cheverny, Philippe Tessier farms 23 hectares of vines utilizing organic principles. However, perhaps even more importantly, Philippe strives to make honest wines that respect the natural balance of his vines and the local ecosystem of the Loire Valley. He harvests by hand, utilizes neutral oak and native yeast and nominally filters. His overriding goal is for his wines to reflect not the hand of the winemaker, but rather the original character of the vine, soil and vintage.
Philippe Tessier Cheverny Blanc 2015
Coming from younger vines (less than 20 years of age), Tessier's Cheverny blanc is a blend of 80% Sauvignon, 15% Chardonnay and 5% de Orbois. Aged in old neutral barrels.
Philippe Tessier Cour-Cheverny 2014
From younger vines, (up to 20 years old) Tessier's entry level Cour-Cheverny is always a fresh, high-toned and very zippy version of Romorantin.
Philippe "Les Sables" Tessier Cour-Cheverny 2014
Les Sables is the big brother to the domaine Cour-Cheverny. Still showing tons of acid but with a little more density. The focus and balance here are spot on.
Philippe Tessier "Romorantique" Cour-Cheverny 2014
Phillipe Tessier’s foray into an ancient winemaking tradition with amphorae. 7 months of skin contact impart an added degree of viscosity and texture to La Romorantique. An intriguing wine that is produced in limited quantities.
Philippe Tessier "Point du Jour" Cheverny Rouge 2015
Phillipe Tessier's Pont du Jour is an assemblage of estate grown pinot noir + gamay. Always full of bright crunchy red fruits, the 2015 vintage is a touch more generous due to the warmer temperatures that year.
Philippe Tessier “Point Nommé” Cheverny Rouge 2015
Phillipe Tessier's Point Nommé is produced only in exceptional years when Tessier’s Pinot Noir really shines. As expected, production is always very limited.