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Cabernet Franc planted in dense, clay and limestone soil recently aquired. This unusual combination of soils helps create a wine of great strength and density, filled with character.
"Baudry's 2005 Chinon Clos Guillot – from relatively young vines in deep, chalky soil – offers a bouquet of buddleia with cassis, maraschino, and brown spices. Filling the mouth with generous fruit and real depth and density of chalky mineral character, black fruits and flowers, it finishes with panache, liveliness and lift that belie its 14.5% alcohol."-Wine Advocate 91-92
Situated in the village of Cravant-les-Coteaux and in the town of Chinon. The vineyard is home to varying types of soil for each different cuvée. The single grape variety is Cabernet Franc.
The soil is worked without using herbicides. The vines are farmed using techniques that are environmentally friendly. Vineyard practices include manual debudding and hand harvesting. Wines mature in concrete and wooden vats and oak barrels.
It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...Read More About Loire
Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk)
Right Place, Right time
You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards
earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place
is in a blend with Cabernet
or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of
It is an integral part in...Read More About Cabernet Franc
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