We are proudly sharing this review with a 92 points score for L'Arpenty Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018 from Decanter Magazine!
The Desbourdes family have lived and cultivated vines on this Estate since 1927. It is located near the town of Chinon in the Loire Valley. The family still uses the property’s historic cellar that is dug into the hillside.
Today, 4th generation winemaker Emilien Desbourdes lovingly farms his vines using certified organic methods. His aim is not only to respect the environment, but also to produce unique wines that express his family's vineyards. No chemicals are used (insecticides or herbicides). Instead, native ‘weeds’ are allowed to grow between rows and trees and hedges are planted near the vines when possible to encourage biodiversity. Debudding and thinning are both done by hand.
The result of all of Emilien’s hard work are only 2,500 cases a year of wines of depth and complexity.