LES ERRANCES - CARTOUCHE GROLLEAU BLEND 2020
Complex red blend with fresh vibes, dominantly Grolleau, so harmonious with the herbal element that is innately Cab Franc. Vinous and stunning.
Les Errances is a winery started in 2009 by friends Warren and Maite, on a modest 6 hectares of land in the Loire. They also source fruit from local organic producers. They let the fruit speak for themselves, and have a rather hands off, minimal approach.
Cartouche is their Grolleau blend, with 70% Grolleau an 30% Cabernet Franc.
ORIGIN Loire Valley, France
MAKER Les Errances
GRAPES 70% Grolleau, 30% Cabernet Franc
Les Errances or “Wanderings” is a winery owned by Warren and Maïté Perrocheau who met in 2009 in business school. After travelling the world living in Mexico and Sweden they finally ended up in France and after a few years in the corporate world they decided to move to the Loire Valley for a slower lifestyle. After completing their viticultural studies and working with some of the region’s greats they founded Les Errances in 2018.
They now farm 6 ha of mixed varietals in the small village of Rablay sur Layon, while buying small amounts of fruit from organic producers such as Alain Bore & David Landron. Their farming is meticulous and they take a permaculture approach encouraging diversity of plants and trees in and around the vines. In the cellar they are as hands off as possible, with long wild ferments and a mixture of fermenting vessels. All wines enjoy long elevage and are remarkably stable, with minimal sulphur added only when needed. Their wines are immensely enjoyable, clean natural wines and some of our favourites tasted over the last few years.
The wines of Les Errances are as wholesome as they come. They speak deeply of Rablay and show absolute purity through each cuvee.