Chinon "Les Cinq Elements", Dom. de l'R
Organic

Chinon "Les Cinq Elements", Dom. de l'R - 2018

Item # 41977 750mL
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$36.96 $24.96 / Single Bottle
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$443.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Chinon
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

This Chinon comes from an old parcel (over 70 years) of Cabernet Franc vines that produces such a tiny volume of grapes that are pristine and concentrated in aromas and tannins.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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