Chinon Rosé

2020
France
Loire

100% Cabernet Franc. The fruit for the rosé comes from several estate parcels on two different terroirs: the higher plateau with flinty clay soils and valley/river level with sandy gravel soils. The vines are on the younger side, averaging 20 years old, and are farmed organically. The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation is long and slow, with native yeasts in unlined cement tank, taking anywhere from two weeks to two months to finish dry (always 2 grams RS or less). The wine remains in tank, goes through malolactic fermentation, receives minimal sulfur and is bottled in the spring following the harvest. Very small production.

 

91 points
"The 2020 Rosé from the Baudry family is quite a pale salmon color. It offers up lovely aromatic complexity in its blend of melon, nectarine, cherry skin, chalky soil tones, orange peel 45 and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with good core and soil signature, sound acids and fine focus and grip on the long and well balanced finish. This is lovely and is quite vinous in personality and will excel at the table. First class Chinon Rosé. 2021-2026. "
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, May-June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB0431-20
Product Line: 
Rosé
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc
Farming Type: 
Organic