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Le Moulin Chapitre Chinon 2020

    750ML / 13.5% ABV
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    750ML / 13.5% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Aromas of red fruit and just a touch of smoke on the nose. In the mouth the wine

    offers ripe, rounded tannins. The fact the vines are old is evidenced by the concentrated and rich mouthfeel, without however the wine losing the typical freshness that is the true characteristic of Cabernet Franc. The finish is long, fresh and balanced.

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    Le Moulin Chapitre

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    Le Moulin Chapitre, France
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    This wine takes its name from an old mill, where the vignerons used to meet twice a year, and then had a talk about the harvest to come and other matter of the vineyard. In old french, "tenir Chapitre" was meaning "hold these meetings". So they had called the place "le Moulin Chapitre". This reminds us that Chinon and the surrounding region, the birthplace of Rabelais, was one of the centers of philosophy, of art and of fine cuisine and wine at the time of the French Renaissance..

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    An important red wine appellation in the Touraine district of the Loire, Chinon produces fanciful, light-bodied reds from the Cabernet Franc grape. Chinon also makes charming rosés from the same grape as well as white wines from Chenin blanc. But the reds give the area its fame. Often scented with fresh herbs, black tea and violets, Chinon reds show a lovely combination of fruit and acidity. However, styles have become more concentrated and ripe in recent years from improvements in vineyard management. Modern methods include planting grass between vineyard rows, using higher trellises and deleafing to increase sunlight to berries and therefore improve ripening. Even still, red Chinon is intended to be a light to medium bodied, refreshing wine to be enjoyed in its youth.

    Fuller-bodied Chinons come from vineyard sites on the clay and tuffeau limestone slopes, usually from the southern exposed slopes of Cravant-les-Coteaux, and the plateau above Beaumont. Lighter styled wines come from the sand and gravel vineyards near the Loire or Vienne Rivers with the most refined examples coming from the area around Panzoult

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    Cabernet Franc, a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon, is the subtler and more delicate of the Cabernets. Today Cabernet Franc produces outstanding single varietal wines across the wine-producing world. Somm Secret—One of California's best-kept secrets is the Happy Canyon appellation of Santa Barbara. Here Cabernet Franc shines as a single varietal wine or in blends, expressing sumptuous fruit, savory aromas and polished tannins.

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