2019 Florent Cosme 'Grosse Pierre' Vouvray Sec
Loire Valley, France
Classic, "old-school", old vine Vouvray! 100% Chenin Blanc. 45+ year old vines. Certified organic and biodynamic. Fermented using indigenous yeasts. No malolactic (to preserve acidity). Aged in large older barrels.
Winery Notes: Florent Cosme has deep roots in Vouvray, with his family having been in the village for generations. Being the youngest sibling in the family, the vineyards originally owned by his grandmother, went to his older brother Mathieu. This small speed bump would not stop young Florent from pursuing his dream of making wine in his sacred home village. After finishing oenology school, he took a full time position with famed Vouvray producer Vincent Careme as one of his key vineyard managers. In 2010, he quietly accrued some beautiful, old vine parcels along the Premiere Cote of Vouvray (the steepest and rockiest section of Vouvray – home to the best vines of the village). During nights and weekends, he would work his 4 ha of vines organically, eventually making his first vintage in 2011. With his small domaine, Florent is part of a young and talented group of vignerons who have elevated this noble appellation through organic farming and non-interventionist winemaking.