Olga Raffault Les Picasses Chinon 2016

Olga Raffault Les Picasses Chinon 2016
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Olga Raffault Les Picasses Chinon 2016

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100% Cabernet Franc. Les Picasses is the most famous Chinon lieu-dit, close to the village of Beaumont-En-V??ron on the north bank of the Vienne River. It is a slope with full southern exposure and chalky clay-limestone soils, the combination resulting in fully ripened, structured wines. Raffault's mid-slope vines are at least 50 years old and are worked organically and harvested by hand. The fruit is destemmed and the whole, uncrushed berries are fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tank; fermentation and maceration last for 25-30 days, depending on the vintage. The wine is aged for 2-3 years in oak and chestnut foudres ranging from 30-50 hectoliters; it is then further aged in tank and bottle before release about four years after the vintage. Les Picasses is the fullest-bodied, most structured and most complex of the Raffault reds. - Importer

SKU

W19311

COUNTRY

France

REGION

Loire Valley

TYPE

Red

VINTAGE

2016

VARIETAL

Cabernet Franc

VOLUME

.750L