Marc Brédif Chinon Cabernet Franc
March 31, 2018, James Molesworth
“Light bay leaf, pepper and tobacco notes lead off, followed by lively cherry and damson plum fruit. Energetic acidity is well-embedded throughout, and everything pulls together nicely, with a tug of olive at the very end. Drink now through 2021.”
Marc Brédif is owned and operated by the Baron de Ladoucette. The key to any de Ladoucette wine is quality in the vineyard, the winery and the bottle. The Baron de Ladoucette is dedicated to maintaining exceptionally high standards throughout his portfolio. The wines are made in the state-of-the art winery within the landmark Château du Nozet and are considered to be some of the finest examples of their type. The grapes for the Marc Brédif Chinon grow in the northern part of the Chinon area, in Savigny-en-Véron. The vineyards are principally gravelly and have mostly north / south sun exposure.
De-stalked. Fermentation lasts 15 days on skins with pumping-over twice a day. Pressing and final fermentation of clear juice. Transferred to vats for malolactic fermentation. Maturing in stainless-steel tanks with regular racking.
This bright ruby red wine has intense, refined and fruity aromas. There are nuances of cherry, strawberry and spicy notes. In the mouth, it has a subtle attack and a fruity, light structure. There is a fresh and aromatic finish.
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Franc
Wine Alcohol: 12.5%
Soil Composition: Principally gravelly waste land, with variable proportions of clay
Average Vine Age: 15 years on average
Aging Potential: 5-8 years
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99