Ferme de la Sansonnière Les Gélinettes

Ferme de la Sansonnière Les Gélinettes


Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Grapes: Grolleau

Vintage: 2021

Mark Angeli studied chemistry before falling in love with wine and moving to Anjou in 1989 in search of affordable land to pursue his dream of becoming a vigneron. It was here in the schist soils of Bonnezeaux that he stumbled upon the Ferme de La Sansonnière, and the rest was history. Mark and Sansonnière along with a handful of other growers have subsequently turned this previously sweet wine dominated region into a dry Chenin Blanc paradise, with wines of drive and finesse usually more associated with the great appellations of Burgundy.

This is a rare red from Mark, made from Grolleau grapes growing in schist soils and aged in 400 litre oak barrels. Powerful, elegant and savoury with beautifully layered red and black fruits and exotic spices.