Cazin

François Cazin

Located in Touraine 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.

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DB5679-18
Sustainable
Cheverny Rosé
2018
Gamay
Seventy eight percent Gamay/fifteen percent Pinot Noir/seven percent Côt. Direct-press rosé from estate fruit. Medium-pink, berry-fruited... Read More

DB0003-18
Sustainable
Cheverny Blanc
2018
Sauvignon Blanc
Eighty percent Sauvignon Blanc and twenty percent Chardonnay. Though Cazin's quiet rock-stardom stems from his Cour-Cheverny wines from the... Read More

DB0004-18
Sustainable
Cour-Cheverny
2018
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

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

DB3013-18
Sustainable
Cheverny Rouge
2018
Pinot Noir/Gamay
Pinot Noir/Gamay/Côt. Estate vines averaging thirty years old on clay-limestone soils, sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The Pinot... Read More