La Grange Tiphaine Sauvignon Blanc Trinqu'ames
The history of La Grange Tiphaine goes back to the 19th century and Alfonse Delecheneau. Passed down through three generations, today the business is managed by Damien Delecheneau. Damien studied oenology and viticulture in Bordeaux, and worked at wineries in California and South Africa. Today he organically farms 15 hectares of vines in the regions of Touraine Amboise and Montlouis sur Loire, where Damien has been the president of the appellation since 2016. The La Grange Tiphaine is Damien’s négoce wine label, which includes wines made from organically farmed grapes purchased from neighbouring growers.
The Trinqu'âmes is made from Sauvignon Blanc harvested from 40 year old vines planted to clay-limestone soils. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete and fiberglass tanks, it was aged 4 to 5 months on the lees. The name “Trinqu'âmes” is a clever pun which means "Let's toast to our souls." Similar to good Pouilly-Fumé or Sancerre, it is a wine with crisp minerality, aromas of lemongrass and flinte, and citrus fruit flavours.