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The Domaine Pierre Chauvin is located in Anjou, in the commune of Rablay-sur-Layon (department of Maine-et-Loire). Today it is run by Paul-Eric Chauvin, representing the fifth successive generation, accompanied by his brother-in-law Philippe Cesbron. Chenin, Cabernet Franc and Grolleau Noir are the grape varieties cultivated by the estate, which has been entirely organic since 2005.
The wines of Domaine Pierre Chauvin are vinified as naturally as possible, fermented with indigenous yeasts, no oenological correction products, no chaptalisation, and with minimal use of sulphites.
Les Marcottes is one of the two Coteaux du Layon cuvées of the estate for which the Chenin grapes are manually harvested in over-ripeness once the noble rot has settled on the berries and drained them of their water, thus concentrating the natural sugars in the grapes. The wine is then matured in vats for 6 to 8 months to let it concentrate its aromas and keep a nice freshness.
It is besides all the beauty of Marcottes which is a wine certainly mellow but with a superb freshness making it very digestible and fine. It develops notes of honey and dried apricots, enough to reconcile the less adept to sweet wines.
It should be drunk chilled but not too much, when young to enjoy its beautiful fruity aromas, as an aperitif, with fruit desserts or sweet and sour dishes.