Domaine de Pallus 2017 'Messanges' Chinon AOC
Item Number: 12237
Sub Region: Loire
Appellation/AVA: Chinon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
About the Wine: Domaine de Pallus Messanges is a pure expression of Cabernet Franc. The grapes used for this cuvée are macerated for five days. Messanges is then aged in concrete tanks and stainless steel for over 6 months. The result is a soft wine with abundant bright red berry notes combined with mild spice, herbal and stony qualities. It is dangerously easy to drink. Pair this wine with goat cheese and roast chicken. It is nice served slightly chilled.
About the Estate: Bertrand became the 5th generation of the Sourdais family to manage the estate when he took over in 2004. They are based in the village of Cravant-Les-Côteaux, which is one of the 2 villages encompassing the Chinon AOC. Cabernet Franc being the king grape of the region.
90 points (2016 Vintage) Wine Spectator 9/30/2017
"A very fresh style, showing high-pitched red currant and bitter cherry notes, lined with a mouthwatering iron streak. Bright savory and floral accents add lift on the finish. Very pure."