Cazin

François Cazin

Located in the eastern Loire, just south of Blois, the little known appellations of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny are a must for any fan of Loire wines. Cheverny, the larger of the two appellations, consists of Sauvignon dominated wines while the tiny Cour-Cheverny zone must be made from the ancient Romorantin variety. Both zones have clay, limestone and silica soils. Francois Cazin hand harvests his old vines at yields that are well below average in any given year. His Cheverny is fresh and floral, with appley-texture and crisp acidity. The flavors are sleek and precise. The Cour-Cheverny has high acidity, stunning minerality and an almost tactile texture. In very good years, Francois makes a later harvested Cuvée Renaissance, which typically has between 15 and 25 grams of residual sugar. The Renaissance is always balanced by high acidity, often between 4 and 6 grams.

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB0004-15
Sustainable
Cour-Cheverny
2015
Romorantin
100% Romorantin. This grape is an ancient and now rare local Loire variety, essentially saved by Cazin and a couple of other growers who... Read More
France Loire

DB0300-15
Sustainable
Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance
2015
Romorantin
100% Romorantin. This grape is an ancient and now rare local Loire variety, essentially saved by Cazin and a couple of other growers who... Read More
France Loire

DB0003-17
Sustainable
VDF Rosé
2017
Gamay
78% Gamay/15% Pinot Noir/7% Côt. In 2017, Cazin opted to source fruit, rather than to use estate fruit, for his second vintage of rosé:... Read More
France Loire

DB0003-17
Sustainable
Cheverny Blanc
2017
Sauvignon Blanc
80% Sauvignon Blanc/20% Chardonnay. Though his rock-stardom stems from his Cour-Cheverny wines from the more obscure Romorantin grape, it... Read More
France Loire

DB3013-15
Sustainable
Cheverny Rouge
2015
Pinot Noir/Gamay
63% Pinot Noir/33% Gamay./4% Côt. Estate  vines averaging 30 years old on clay-limestone vines, sustainably farmed and harvested by hand.... Read More
France Loire