Gar 'O' Vin

Cédric Garreau

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Cedric Garreau can only be classified as a micro-vigneron. From just under 3 hectares of vines around Beaulieu-sur-Layon, he makes tiny amounts of exceptional Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon in a tiny stone building across from his home at the edge of the vineyards. It would be safe to call him a Cabernet prodigy - from his first vintage in 2010, he has been embraced by local wine drinkers, and continues to sell the majority of wines locally at regular weekend barbecues at the winery.

All of his vineyards are certified organic, and winemaking is precise, but with a laissez-faire attitude. Cedric is adept at reusing high quality traditional equipment that his larger neighbors are eager to get rid of after purchasing the latest marvels, and it turns out that with old fashioned equipment, and a traditional approach, Cedric is making some of the best wines in the Loire Valley.


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Anjou Rouge

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc                                                        Color: Red

The Anjou Rouge is delicious, true to the terroir, worth aging for a few years, and priced for everyday drinking. It’s got the typical earthiness of Cabernet Franc , with solid tannins that create a structural frame for the fruit. 30% of the vines are 25 years old, 70% 80 years old. Grown on a 1 hectare parcel with shale soil, around Rablay-sur-Layon. 3 weeks of maceration, aged 1 year in barrel. Production: 4,000 bottles/year.

 

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Anjou Villages

Varietal:100% Cabernet Sauvignon                                              Color: Red

Cedric has a half-hectare plot of old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon on clay/shale soil that sits in just the right place, and does the right thing every year, so he decided to make a special cuvée, and give it wax tops. Maceration for 4 weeks, aged 1 year in barrel. Production: 2,000 bottles/year

 

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Lunatic

Varietal:100% Chenin Blanc                                                        Color: White

Vines from this parcel, in Beaulieu-sur-Layon, are 35 years old and grow in purple schist soils.  Elevage 10 months in barrel.  No added sulfur.

 

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Luluberlue

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon                                          Color: Rosé

One of the best Carbonic Cabernet Sauvignon from the Loire with some fresh berry flavors. Annual production of 1,000 bottles.

 

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SomnamBulles BLANC

Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc                                                      Color: White

50% of the vines are 35 years old and 50% 4 years old.  Purple schist soils.  Manually disgorged and no added sulfur.

 

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SomnamBulles Rose

Varietal: 50% Grolleau- 50% Cabernet Franc                       Color: Rose

From 4 year old vines for Grolleau and Cabernet Franc from 35 year old vines.  Clay-schist soils.  Manually disgorged and no added sulfur. 

 

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