Saint Nicolas Thierry Michon Reflets Rouge 2014
Made with 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Gamay, 10% Cabernet Franc. This delicious small-production bottling was produced from vines gron on pink slate in southern Loire Valley. It was harvested by hand during several passes through the vines. Fruity, spicy, and vegetal aromas.
For Thierry Michon, the gregarious force behind one of the Loire’s best-kept secrets, Domaine Saint Nicolas, it’s all about the soil. Working on schist and silex a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic, Thierry is the prophet of biodynamics in this tiny viticultural area. His vineyards never see a non-organic product. He has slowly purchased buffer zones all around his property to prevent chemical products from other winemakers from seeping into his parcels. For him, biodynamics isn’t a pragmatic consideration, it’s a religion.