Cheverny Rouge

2019
France
Loire

2/3 Pinot Noir & 1/3 Gamay. From estate vines averaging thirty years old on clay-limestone soils, sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. The varieties are vinified separately, each being fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and without sulfur. The Pinot Noir is destemmed and fermented with about a week's maceration; it is aged in used oak. The Gamay undergoes a whole-cluster, semi-carbonic maceration and is aged in tank. The two are blended and bottled in the spring after the vintage, with a small amount of sulfur. Note: "Le Petit Chambord" is the ancestral name of this property and appears on the label along with the Cazin family winery name.

90 points
") The 2019 Cheverny Rouge from François Cazin is a fine example of the vintage, coming in fairly ripe for this bottling at 13.8 percent alcohol and offering up a bright and nascently complex bouquet of cherries, pomegranate, a fine base of soil, woodsmoke and a touch of fresh thyme in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and nicely transparent in personality, with a good core, a bit of backend tannin and a long, tangy and very nicely balanced finish. This is a fine bottle that will be even better with a few years in the cellar to let its secondary layers of complexity emerge. 2021-2035."
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, May-June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB3013-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir/Gamay
Farming Type: 
Sustainable