Chinon Rosé

2021
France
Loire

100% Cabernet Franc. The fruit for the rosé comes from several estate parcels on various soils, from flinty clay-limestone to sandy gravel. The vines are on the younger side.The farming is certified-organic. All vineyard work, including harvest, is by hand. The whole clusters are gently pressed into unlined cement vats. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeasts and without sulfur or temperature control; it lasts until the wine is dry (generally under 2 grams of residual sugar). The wine is aged on its fine lees in tank, goes through malolactic fermentation and is bottled in the spring with a very gentle filtration. Sulfur usage is minimal.

 

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: 
DB0431-21
Product Line: 
Rosé
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc
Farming Type: 
Organic