Jean-Maurice Raffault Les Galuches Chinon 2005

Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

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Item No. 93862
  • red wine
  • RP88
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Winemaker's Notes

"From alluvial and gravel soils (in this case right along the Loire, whereas most of Chinon's better-known vineyards front on the Vienne) and aged eight months in used barrels, the 2005 Chinon Les Galuches leads with an aromatic melange of ripe plum, beef broth, iodine, and cherry-almond. Juicy, bright, and faintly saline on the palate, and with a satisfying persistence of ripe though faintly tart plum and cherry fruit, it finishes with refinement if not quite the infectious juiciness of Raffault's basic bottling." - Wine Advocate

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Jean-Maurice Raffault's famed Chinon estate is now run by his son Rodolphe. Chinon is located in the central Loire valley, near Tours, and is the northernmost French red wine appellation. The family has been vignerons in Chinon since 1693 and the estate now comprises 40 hectares spread over 6 communes. Raffault harvests his Cabernet Francs as late as possible and vinifies each...

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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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