Chinon "Les Varennes du Grand Clos", Joguet

Chinon "Les Varennes du Grand Clos", Joguet - 2016

Item # 47763 750mL

From Cabernet Franc vines planted in 1962 and 1976 onto chalk and clay soils. Les Varennes du Grand Clos is a single vineyard located on the leftslope of the Vienne River. Aged in older barrels for just over a year. A superb Chinon that you could hold for years.

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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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