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Olga Raffault Chinon Les Peuilles 2012

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

Olga Raffault Chinon Les Peuilles 2012 750ML    
Sku: 65109

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.

Tasting notes
100% Cabernet Franc. Ultra pure, precise and punchy. From whole cluster Cabernet Franc showing a vivid ruby color. Excellent grip and texture from well integrated tannins and fresh acidity. A rustic, bowlful of cherries, fresh tobacco and orange zest.

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