Valençay (Sophie Siadou)
Originally founded in 1960, Domaine Jourdain has been run since 1990 by Sophie Siadou and her partner Francis Jourdain. Together, they sustainably farm approximately thirty hectares of vines, from which they craft their brilliant range of honest, regionally-expressive wines. Reflecting her holistic approach to the ecosystem of the vineyard and her careful attention to the nuances of her terroir, this wine fermented using only ambient yeast and spent 18 months on lees in a neutral barrel. A blend of 35% Gamay, 35% Cot, and 30% Pinot Noir, it displays all the lightness and elegance of Pinot Noir, and also reveals its leaner, more structured “Malbec” side, expressed through a sturdy wash of tannins that balance its succulent flavors of raspberries, black currant, and spice. The archetypal “country wine".