Chinon, Philippe Alliet
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Organic

Chinon, Philippe Alliet - 2021

Item # 21032 750mL

Father-son team Philippe and Pierre Alliet are the proprietors of this small domaine in Cravant-les-Côteaux. The Alliets are part of a new generation of Loire winemakers dedicated to low yields, optimally ripe fruit, and fastidious vineyard management. From their 12-hectare domaine, they produce a stunning lineup of 100% Cabernet Franc wines starting with this bottle which was made with destemmed fruit and aged and vinified in cement tanks. Unoaked and comes from 45 year old vines.

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Color
Red
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Appellation/Village
Chinon
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Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

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


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Staff Pick Notes

Some Chinon have their arms folded when they meet you and can take years of aging to even begin to open up. But others, as exemplified by Domaine Alliet, wrap you up in a tender embrace from the moment the wine escapes from the bottle. To say this wine lacks the youthful stoicism of many of its touted peers is not to say it lacks complexity. I would simply state that quiet charm is its foremost attribute. It is pulpy, joyful and perfect.

- JAM

Glossary

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 wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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