Chais Saint-Laurent ‘La Vigne en Véron’ Chinon 2013

chinon

Fruity and friendly with a rustic edge, this is a phenomenal value, a fantastic representative of all the goodness that can come with being a second label.

Producer: Founded in 1921 by Paulin Lebrun, Foucher-Lebrun is a “Petit Negociant” specializing in wines from the Loire Valley. Chais Saint-Laurent is their second label. In 2009 fine and rare wine broker Jean Mounard joined the company managing “the selection process for the wines of the company”. His large network of wine growers and winemakers has increased the quality, along with being able to offer wines that “display a real sense of their underlying appellations and are made with a balance and delineation usually found in much more expensive wines”.

Philosophy: “To convey the expression of the appellations in the Loire region by careful selection, vinification and aging of its wines”.

Winemaking: The grapes were sourced from select vineyards with Argilo-Calcaire and gravel soils in the villages of Riviere, Beaumont-en-Veron and Savigny-en-Veron. The average vine age is 45-50 years. Aging of the majority of the cuvee is in used barriques, 1-3 years old, whilst the remainder is aged in tanks.

Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour with aromas of raspberry, black pepper, sweet hay and hints of smoky oak. Fruity and friendly, with an earthy forest undercurrent to the bright raspberry and red current flavours. A fresh acidity highlights savoury notes of tobacco, herbs and smoked black peppercorn on the lengthy, dry finish.

100% Cabernet Franc
Chinon
France
Produced and Bottled by Chais Saint-Laurent
12.5% Alcohol
$9
Enjoy now thru 2018

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