Domaine de Pallus 2019 'Messanges' Chinon AOC
Item Number: 15191
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Chinon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Sand with Silex
About the Wine: Domaine de Pallus Messanges is a pure expression of Cabernet Franc. The grapes used for this cuvée are macerated for 8 days in concrete tanks. Messanges is then aged in 600-liter barrels for 6 months before being bottled unfined. 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. Domaine de Pallus enjoys a unique situation in the appellation; it is surrounded by vineyards in the middle slope, which is considered the best terroir. View Map.
89 Points (2018 Vintage) Vinous 7/16/2020
"Bright, lively and easy-drinking. Floral, herbal and spicy aromas, including notes of thyme and bay leaf. On the palate, ripe blackberry and cherry and notes of olive and black tea. Excellent value for an everyday wine."