Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Cure 2001

Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

Item No. 59527
  • red wine
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

This wine of great purity affirms its character and the typicality of its sand-gravel soil.

The garnet robe with hints of violet, the powerful red fruit nose evolving into coffee, roast meats and chocolate reveals a voluminous mouth with soft and silky tannins.

A stay in the cellar will give it any serenity it lacks. A medium-term keeping wine.

Learn About Charles Joguet

The family ties to this winery go back to about 1840. However, some of the vineyard names date back to the Rennaissance at least. As a young man, Charles Joguet left Sazilly for the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Paris and studied painting. Then his passion turned to sculpture. He traveled to Italy to study the Old Masters, then to America to experience New York for a few months. But he returned to the vine "instinctively," he says, after the death of his father in 1957.

Learn About Loire

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...

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Learn About Cabernet Franc

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 Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

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