The appellation of Cheverny is located about an hour drive east of Tours in the Loire Valley. Philippe Tessier has 23 hectares of vines on clay and limestone soils that range in age from 10-90 years old and the domaine was founded by his father Robert in 1961. Their vineyards have been certified organic by Ecocert since 1998. The ‘Le Point du Jour’ is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Gamay farmed from vines at 20-30 years of age. 80% whole cluster fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and natural yeasts kick everything into gear. 65% of the wine ages in neutral wood, the remaining
35% rests in stainless steel until bottling took place in May of 2016. Pair with charcuterie, roast chicken and cilantro, pork chops, vegetable quiche, and mild curries.
Label I.Q.: Cheverny received its AOC status in 1973.