Foucher-Lebrun 2020 'Chais St. Laurent Vigne en Veron' Chinon AOC
Item Number: 16593
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Chinon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Argilo-Calcaire (limestone-clay) and gravel
Winemaking Notes: This Chinon comes from the villages of Rivière, Beaumont-en-Véron, and Savigny-en-Véron. The soil is a mix of Argilo-Calcaire (limestone and clay) and gravel, which tends to produce wines that are a bit more approachable with soft tannins and lovely fruit. The core of the cuvée is made from old vines (45-50 years) raised mostly in used barriques 1-3 years old. The balance is aged in tank, creating a wine that is bright, fresh and aromatic, with lovely cut. A perfect wine for picnics or by-the-glass in bistro-like settings.
Tasting Notes: Vigne en Veron Chinon is a fresh, lively Cabernet Franc with an elegant nose of red berries, violets and wild herbs. The bright, fruit-forward palate offers lovely floral notes backed by raspberry, cassis and a touch of pepper. Hints of tobacco appear on the lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Try Roast Pork Loin
About Chinon: Chinon champions Cabernet Franc, producing aromatic light red wines. Located in the Touraine district of the Loire on the banks of the Vienne, the region’s cool climate allows the grapes to achieve a high level of acidity. Balanced by a vibrant fruitiness, Chinon is a wonderful food wine especially picnic fare.