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Bernard Baudry, 'Grezeaux' Chinon 2020
France / Red

Bernard Baudry, 'Grezeaux' Chinon 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Bernard Baudry founded his eponymous estate in the early 1980's with a couple inherited hectares. After graduating from the Lycée de Beaune he quickly rose to prominence in the appellation for precise, textured Chinon. Today, Bernard is technically retired (vignerons never really retire) and his son Matthieu, who has been making wine with his father since 2000, has taken over as head vigneron.

Over the years, the father and son team's fascination with Chinon's diverse terroirs have led them to expand the estate to its current 32 hectares. The first release and most youthful wine is "Les Granges". This is from young vines (25 years old) planted on alluvial soil and gravel near the Vienne riverbed. 

Notes from Bernard Baudry:

"Les Grézeaux is concentrated, its body is dense yet silky, thanks to the gravels in its soil. It can age 10 years, and a lot longer in good vintages."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Chinon
Region
Loire Valley
Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Stony gravels over clay-silica subsoil
Winemaking
Manual harvest. Fermentation of 15-20 days in cement vats, then fifteen months aging in unlined ciment. Bottling two winters after harvest. No filtration.