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2013 Domaine Jaulin Plaisantin, "Les Hauts & Les Bas" Chinon

Press and Tasting Notes

When not being added as a blending grape in the "Great Growths" of Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc reigns supreme in the Loire Valley as a stand-alone variety in Chinons. One of the best we've tasted is "Les Hauts & Les Bas" by Domaine Jaulin Plaisantin, where the Cab Franc produces a delicious red with finesse, notes of tobacco, raspberry, cassis, ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Chinon has taken over my dinner table. Lamb with mint sauce is one reason, but there are many others. Mainly, mushroom risotto, grilled salmon, smoked ham, and grilled filet. It is a delicious and versatile Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley's Chi... Read More »

Varietal

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 »

Region

LOIRE

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 »

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