Philippe Alliet, 2020 Chinon


Producer


Vintage

2020

Region

FranceLoire Valley

Appellation

Chinon

Varietal

Cabernet Franc

Vinification

Concrete Vat Fermented, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged

Soil Type

Alluvium Soil, Chalky Limestone, Clay

A perennial favorite at this point and there’s less and less that makes it to the US each year. Made from young vines planted in sandy/clay based soil, this is classic Cabernet Franc. Fleshy, grapey fruit backed up with smooth tannins that are never green. The gritty texture show some minerals and provide perfect seasoning for the up-front fruit.