Chinon Rosé

2020
France
Loire

100% Cabernet Franc. Raffault uses 50% certified-organic estate fruit (from sandy, gravelly, flat parcels along the Vienne) and sources the other 50% from a neighboring grower in conversion to organic farming. All of the wine is made from hand-harvested fruit in the Raffault cellar. Half of the fruit is pressed directly as whole clusters and the other half is saigné. The fermentation takes place spontaneously with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation and is aged in tank as well. It is bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration in the spring following the vintage.

92 points
"Limpid orange. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented strawberry, cherry, tangerine and floral aromas are complemented by a subtle herbal nuance. Vibrant red berry and zesty orange pith flavors show fine clarity and a dusty mineral flourish on the back half. Finishes very long and focused, displaying firm tension and repeating florality. "
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB8976-20
Product Line: 
Wine
Rosé
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc
Farming Type: 
Organic
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