Cour-Cheverny

2019
France
Loire

100% Romorantin. Cour Cheverny has only existed as an AOC since 1997; François Cazin was instrumental in the drive to establish it to save this ancient local variety. The Cazin vines are planted on clay-limestone soils; some go all the way back to 1928. The farming is sustainable and the harvest by hand. The bunches are direct-pressed and the wine fermented in steel tank with native yeasts. It is aged on its lees without stirring in 23-25-hectoliter foudres for 6 months, followed by some months in underground vats and bottling by gravity with a light filtration a year after the vintage. There are usually a few grams of residual sugar, though they are easy to miss, given the high natural acidity of Romorantin. "Le Petit Chambord" is the historical name of the property and appears on all of its labels.

93 points
") François Cazin makes a beautiful example of Cour-Cheverny, made from old vines, with some of the parcel dating all the way back to 1928. The 2019 version is excellent, offering up a deep and complex nose of fresh apricot, lime peel, a hint of quince, a complex base of soil tones and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and zesty, with an 70 excellent core of ripe fruit, lovely mineral undertow, zesty acids and a long, focused and beautifully balanced finish. Fine juice. 2021-2030+. "
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, May-June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB0004-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Romorantin
Farming Type: 
Sustainable