From: Loire Valley, France
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc
On the Left Bank of Chinon, native land of François Rabelais, extends a wine landscape preserved for several centuries. Recognized as a great historical terroir at the birth of the Chinon appellation, he asks only to reveal his extraordinary potential and to discover his hidden treasures. On these still wild hills interspersed with wood, the vines look to the south and enjoy a very favorable micro climate.
Thanks to the will of 2 generations, the Château de la Bonnelière has regained its nobility and its original vocation – Wine. Our vineyard which extends over more than 30 ha is conducted in organic farming. It is exclusively located on the communes of the Left Bank of Chinon which are full of original terroirs. We seek from them a unique expression on each of our cuvées.
Tasting Notes: Cherry pit, red currant, pungent flowers and a suggestion of succulent herbs on the nose. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and orange flavors and a zesty hint of white pepper that adds back-end spiciness. Closes supple and long, featuring lingering florality and a sweet raspberry flourish.
Pairing: This wine has the heft to work with full-flavored food, but there's also a raciness that makes it extremely easy to drink by itself.