Chinon "Les Grézeaux," Baudry

Chinon "Les Grézeaux," Baudry - 2021

Item # 26524 750mL

A robust Chinon, filled with earth and gravelly mineral. Grézeaux is a single-vineyard of 50+-year-old vines planted in gravelly clay. Great for smoked charcuterie, bacon-wrapped turkey, and grilled vegetables. This well-constructed Cabernet Franc was fermented in cement tanks.

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About the Producer

Cravant les Coteaux, Touraine Loire Valley, France Bernard Baudry started the winery with only 2 hectares in 1975 and has slowly expanded to the present size of 30 hectares. He and his son Matthieu are enthusiastic proponents of organic vineyard management philosophy, which is impressive considering their relatively large vineyard surface. The winery is located along the Vienne river, which is...

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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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