Mark Angeli Rouge des Gelinettes is a biodynamic red wine made by Ferme De La Sansonniere with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Grolleau varieties in the Loire (France).
Originally from Provence, in 1984 Mark Angeli moved to Thouarcé, a pretty village in Anjou in the Loire, seduced by the quality and affordability of its vineyards. This is how Ferme De La Sansonniere was born, a small earthly paradise with 8 hectares of vineyards cultivated according to biodynamic principles where plants, animals and people live in complete harmony. That is why the winery is known as a ferme (farm) rather than a domaine.
Mark Angeli Rouge des Gelinettes comes from the estate’s own vineyards that are certified with the Demeter biodynamic seal. These vineyards coexist with animals, the work is organic and the energy is sustainable, using solar panels, wood boilers and fuel made from sunflower oil. The vines grow freely and are fertilised by the young cows that roam free there. In summary: minimum intervention, maximum respect.
Following this very philosophy, the Mark Angeli Rouge des Gelinettes grapes ferment spontaneously with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks in the winery. The wine is then aged for a minimum of 12 months in used 500-litre French oak barrels. Finally, the wine is bottled without clarifying or filtering.
Labelled as a simple Vin de France table wine and not as an Anjou, Mark Angeli Rouge des Gelinettes is a clear example of the good results of a wine made without any concessions. A powerful, lively and very elegant red wine.