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Olga Raffault Chinon Rose 2015

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France
Loire
Touraine
Anjou-Saumur
Chinon
Vouvray
Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Franc
Chenin Blanc
Regional Wineries:
Barton & Guestier

Olga Raffault Chinon Rose 2015 750ML    
Sku: 63996

Since Olga's death a few years ago, Domaine Olga Raffault is currently run by her granddaughter Sylvie and Sylvie's husband Eric de la Vigerie .

The estate has terrific plots of land in the Savigny-en-Véron district hard by the Vienne riverbanks. The ‘les Picasses’ vineyard stands out from the rest: old vines of 50-ish years on a fairly steep slope from the riverbank that is alluvial clay with a chalk limestone base. The fruit is particularly expressive of dark fruits of cassis and dark cherries with a terrific mineral content and good acidity for structure.

The winemaking is most traditional. The grapes are, of course, handpicked and fermented in stainless-steel. The wines are then aged in larger, neutral oak and sometimes chestnut - a traditional barrel wood in the region. The ‘Picasses’ spends two to three years in oak, to reduce the wine and soften the tannins, and is usually released about 4 years after the vintage.

Tasting notes
Awesome dry Rose with loads of crisp, bright and tangy strawberry, mineral and dried rose flavors with hints of cherry and cranberry that lift the palate along for a long joyride. Hits all the right spots in all the right places.

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub-Region: Touraine
Appellation: Chinon
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Type: Still wine
 
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