Canal des Grands Pièces 2021
Chinon, Loire Valley, France
100% Cabernet Franc
Red Chinon wines are made from 100% Cabernet Franc and vary given where they come from within Chinon. This has some structure as it comes from gravel and sandy soils. The aromas show dark berries, pure character.
ATTENTION lovers of Cabernet Franc! You will be hard pressed to find a bottle with more purity of fruit than this one. And believe it or not, Frédéric Sigonneau - the vigneron at this estate, doesn't focus on the fruit. Instead he highlights air, soil, and water as the primary components that should harmonize to make great wines. This wine is vinified in stainless steel, emphasizing the fresh and fruity character of these grapes. Sometimes Cabernet Franc can be green or vegetal, but not in this case! Don't be fooled though, the clean, fruit-forward style of this wine is in no way a jammy fruit bomb. I'd happily drink this year-round as it is light enough to quaff on a summer evening or snuggle up with on a chilly night. Pairing possibilities abound in all seasons!