Chinon "Les Granges", Baudry
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Chinon "Les Granges", Baudry - 2022

Item # 14554 750mL

From one of our favorite Chinon producers, Bernard Baudry. Superb dark berried fruit, fleshy tannins and all around freshness. Don't miss out.

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

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Staff Pick Notes

Since launching his winery in 1975 Bernard Baudry has become renowned for his exquisite, balanced, terroir-driven wines. His son Matthieu is now at the helm and is continuing to farm organically and use native yeast, keeping the focus on the purity of expression. This is his entry-level wine, made from 25-30 year old vines grown in alluvial soils of gravel and sand over clay, and is meant to be drunk young. If you've never had a Baudry wine, this is an excellent introduction. That said, although this is his most basic wine, it is anything but simple. It's full of dark fruit, green pepper and wet stone, fresh yet elegant, an incredible value.




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