Chinon Rosé

2019

100% Cabernet Franc. The fruit for the rosé comes from several estate parcels on two different terroirs: the higher plateau with flinty clay soiils 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 reamins in tank, goes through malolactic fermentation, receives minimal sulfur and is bottled in the spring following the harvest. Very small production.

 

93 points
"Brilliant onion skin color. Suave, mineral-accented aromas of fresh red berries and tangerine on the sharply focused nose. Dry and energetic on the palate, offering sappy strawberry, bitter cherry and orange zest flavors that show excellent clarity and mineral lift. Closes extremely long and silky, displaying resonating floral and red fruit notes and a faint touch of anise."
Jason Wilson,
Vinous Media
, June 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0431-19
Product Line: 
Rosé
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc
Farming Type: 
Organic