Chinon, Alain et Jérôme Lenoir

Chinon, Alain et Jérôme Lenoir - 1989

Item # 44077 750mL
$189.96/ Single Bottle
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Red
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Chinon
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Tasting Notes

Alain Lenoir made this pure, traditional Cabernet Franc in an old school style which saw a long elevage in older barrels. The vineyards are located in Beauont en Véron just above their cellar which is carved into the white tuffeau soils that the area is so well-known for. Alain's son, Jérôme, took over winemaking in the early 2000s.


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