La Grange Tiphaine was created at the end of the 19th century by Alfonse Delecheneau, followed by three generations: Adrien, Jackie and now, Damien. Damien studied oenology and viticulture in Bordeaux and worked at wineries in California and South Africa, and returned to the winery in 2002 to take over the operations there. He brings a level of scientific precision to natural winemaking that we haven’t seen in many others.
The design of the winery and the steps he takes to ensure quality rival some of the most technically advanced wineries in the world, but this is all in the name of using as few additives as possible, to evoke their precious terroir in its purest sense.
As of 2008 Coralie, Damien’s wife, joined the family as a fully active partner in the life and work of their 15-hectare vineyard. Damien’s talent as a winemaker is evident from the multitude of beautifully balanced, elegant, precise red, white, rosé and sparkling wines that he crafts from five different varieties: Chenin blanc, Côt (Malbec), Gamay, Cabernet Franc, and even the ancient and rare Loire variety called, Grolleau. The wines are in the AOCs of Touraine Amboise and Montlouis sur Loire. The wines are all different; tender or round, fine or fruit filled, dry or sweet, but they all share the common thread of careful work in the vines that make for beautifully balanced, terroir driven, precise wines.
It is a pleasure to welcome Coralie and Damien, who will guide us through the following wines.
Wine Samples (order here):
2018 Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine, Touraine ‘Quatre Mains’, Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine, Montlouis-Sur Loire ‘Clef de Sol’, Chenin Blanc
2017 Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine, Montlouis-Sur Loire ‘Les Epinays’, Chenin Blanc
2015 Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine, Montlouis-Sur Loire ‘Clef de Sol’
2017 Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine, Touraine ‘Cot Vieilles Vignes’
2018 Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine, Montlouis-Sur Loire ‘L’Equilibriste’, Chenin Blanc
Delivered to the UK £80
Delivered to EU £90
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