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chinon vieilles vignes 2015

chinon, france


VARIETAL: 100% Cabernet Franc

VINEYARD: 50 year old vines in two plots: Grosses Louises (gravelly terrace) and Ribotées (sandy soils at the foot of the hillside)

FARMING: Certified organic methods; rows grassed over; de-budding, thinning and harvest all done by hand

WINEMAKING: Grapes from the 2 plots are combined at the vatting; 10-15 day fermentation with native yeasts; 20-30 day maceration; lightly filtered before bottling; total sulfite levels 20-30 mg/L

AGING: 1 year in stainless steel vats

TASTING NOTES: Bright nose of red fruits with structured, well balanced flavors of stone and dried fruits and a long finish.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Goat cheese, grilled vegetables or meat