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2009 Domaine Olga Raffault, Chinon, Les Picasses
Press and Tasting Notes
Tradition reigns supreme at this famed Loire estate. The grapes are, of course, handpicked and fermented in stainless-steel. The wines are then aged in larger, neutral oak. The wine spends 2 to 3 years in oak, and is usually released about 4 years after the vintage.
Cabernet Franc, a black-skinned grape, is grown throughout the world with France being the largest grower. It has medium fruit and body with elevated tannins and acids and is usually moderate in alcohol. In Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is typically blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - most famously on the right bank. In France’s Loire ... Read More »
France’s Loire Valley stretches almost 300 kilometers inland from the Atlantic Ocean following the Loire River and its tributaries. The region is famous not only for its incredibly food-friendly wi ... Read More »