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Philippe Tessier

 

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.  Perhaps more importantly, however, 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

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 primarily in tank with some very neutral barrels.

 

Philippe Tessier Cour-Cheverny

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

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

Philippe Tessier’s foray into an ancient winemaking tradition with amphorae. 7 months of skin contact impart an added degree of complexity and texture to the Romorantique.  An intriguing wine that is produced in limited quantities.

 

Philippe Tessier "Point du Jour" Cheverny Rouge

The Pont du Jour is an assemblage of estate grown Pinot Noir and Gamay. It always has bright crunchy red fruits and savory Pinot quality and also always has a certain texture that can only be described as classic Tessier.  Definitely a candidate for most loved wine in the portfolio.

 

Philippe Tessier “Point Nommé” Cheverny Rouge

Phillipe Tessier's Point Nommé is produced only in exceptional years when Tessier’s Pinot Noir really shines. As expected, production is extremely limited.