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Domaine de l'Ecu

Sanctus 2016
Domaine de l'Ecu

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Loire Valley, France

Type: Red
Vintage: 2016
Sulfites: No Added
Alcohol: 12%
Varietal: Gamay
Production: Biodynamic
Style: Food Wine

Hand-harvested and aged for 9 months on skins in 350-liter amphora. A strong presence of red fruits, hints of cocoa, mint, and smooth tannins. Much darker and has far more depth than your regular Gamay!

Pairing Suggestions: Risotto, Pork Loin, Aged Cheese

At a time when modern oenology is triumphing (good or bad, it's up to you), we often tend to forget that a great wine is conceived above all in the vineyard: plowing the soil, controlled yields, disbudding, splitting, manual harvesting and respect for the biotope. Avant-garde, the Domaine de l'Ecu has been certified in organic farming since 1975 and in biodynamics since 1998 (Demeter) on all of its 24 hectares. We have also been Biodyvin certified since 2014. We have given up all technological artifice in the cellar to break with the wine standardization movement and preserve the link uniting each of our cuvées with a terroir and a vintage. Yeasting, enzyming, thermo-vinification, flash relaxation, reverse osmosis and other processes tending to standardize wines and the production of soulless wines are not allowed to be mentioned in our cellars. Our wines are without added So2 or minimum sulphites, by conviction, with So2 levels of around 30/40 mg / L, i.e. more than 2 times less than the threshold authorized by the Demeter standard (90 mg / L) which It wants to be itself already very restrictive vis-a-vis the organic standard (150 mg / L) and the European standard (210 mg / L and there is no typing error…). Obviously, but we wanted to remember it here: we make wines, real wines without frills or outrageous make-up! As such, we are proud to be part of the “Renaissance des Appellations” and “Biodyvin” Biodynamic winegrowers' groups who both advocate this respect for the terroir and this search for pure wine, without make-up or deception ... Our terroir cuvées are today present on the most beautiful tables in the world. From Noma (best restaurant in the world) to Bernardin in NY (3 ***) or Astrance in Paris (3 ***), the chefs trust us and put our wines in the spotlight. No need to be starred to work well, so you will find our wines in many gourmet and bistro restaurants held by chefs in love with local products and attached to quality products. No need to look for our wines in supermarkets either, we refuse to use these distribution channels dedicated to mass wines, contrary to our working philosophy ... You will therefore find our wines all over France in wine merchants. passionate, in love with the dive bottle and able to bring you THE advice that will allow you to leave with THE bottle that will give you pleasure. The circle is complete. - Domaine de L'Ecru

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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Producer Profile

At a time when modern oenology is triumphing (good or bad, it's up to you), we often tend to forget that a great wine is conceived above all in the vineyard: plowing the soil, controlled yields, disbudding, splitting, manual harvesting and respect for the biotope. Avant-garde, the Domaine de l'Ecu has been certified in organic farming since 1975 and in biodynamics since 1998 (Demeter) on all of its 24 hectares. We have also been Biodyvin certified since 2014. We have given up all technological artifice in the cellar to break with the wine standardization movement and preserve the link uniting each of our cuvées with a terroir and a vintage. Yeasting, enzyming, thermo-vinification, flash relaxation, reverse osmosis and other processes tending to standardize wines and the production of soulless wines are not allowed to be mentioned in our cellars. Our wines are without added So2 or minimum sulphites, by conviction, with So2 levels of around 30/40 mg / L, i.e. more than 2 times less than the threshold authorized by the Demeter standard (90 mg / L) which It wants to be itself already very restrictive vis-a-vis the organic standard (150 mg / L) and the European standard (210 mg / L and there is no typing error…). Obviously, but we wanted to remember it here: we make wines, real wines without frills or outrageous make-up! As such, we are proud to be part of the “Renaissance des Appellations” and “Biodyvin” Biodynamic winegrowers' groups who both advocate this respect for the terroir and this search for pure wine, without make-up or deception ... Our terroir cuvées are today present on the most beautiful tables in the world. From Noma (best restaurant in the world) to Bernardin in NY (3 ***) or Astrance in Paris (3 ***), the chefs trust us and put our wines in the spotlight. No need to be starred to work well, so you will find our wines in many gourmet and bistro restaurants held by chefs in love with local products and attached to quality products. No need to look for our wines in supermarkets either, we refuse to use these distribution channels dedicated to mass wines, contrary to our working philosophy ... You will therefore find our wines all over France in wine merchants. passionate, in love with the dive bottle and able to bring you THE advice that will allow you to leave with THE bottle that will give you pleasure. The circle is complete. - Domaine de L'Ecru

Shipping

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, AR. 

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are shipped within 1-3 business days after your order.

Shipping times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

We use either UPS or FedEx, depending on the state. 

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

1% for the Planet

We're a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, a 501(c)(3) based in Burlington, VT. As a Business Member, we've committed to giving 1% of our annual sales revenue every year to approved nonprofit partners. 1% for the Planet approved nonprofit partners are carefully vetted environmental organizations that are eligible to receive funding from our members. These include organizations like such as WIRES, Rainforest Trust, Protect Our Winters, and many more.

Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.

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