Clos des Noëls is a lieu-dit close to Rablay-sur-Layon. Thomas owns 0.15ha planted in 1932. The soil is mostly metagraywackes – a variety of sandstone rich in clay and feldspar – with water retaining capacity well suited to cabernet franc. Thomas aims to extract fine tannins from the stems as well as skin and pips, thus vinification is whole bunch and without remontage or pigeage over a five to six week cuvaison. Both fermentation and ageing take place in stainless steel, bottling is without SO2. It's a vibrant and free expression of cabernet franc. The fruit is red and crisp, it’s light and floral with beautifully fine tannins and food friendly bitters.
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