Marc Brédif Chinon Cabernet Franc

Chinon, France

Vintage:2017 (Pending)

2015 (Past) | 2016 (Current) |

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Marc Brédif Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Overview

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.

Winemaking

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Technical Information

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