Les Athletes du Vin ‘Vini be Good’ Chinon 2018
Vinification: High quality negoce wine produced by Gérald Vallée from the organic domaine La Cotelleraie. Cabernet Franc from different parcels on clay, limestone and silex soils. Average vine age 25 years. Hand-harvest, fermentation and maceration in concrete tanks for 2 weeks, maturation in old oak barrels of 60 hectolitres for 6 months.
Character: Price-wise an ‘entry-level’ Chinon, but concentration suggests otherwise. Delicious textbook Cab Franc aroma’s of ripe red fruit, bell pepper, tobacco and forest floor. On the palate it starts off smooth and juicy but shows some structure and grip on the finish. Delicious light-weight but substantial red wine, drink with a very slight chill.