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Charles Joguet, Chinon Rosé 2020
France / Rosé

Charles Joguet, Chinon Rosé 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant:

The wines of Chinon have long been celebrated. French humanist and native son, François Rabelais, sang their praises as far back as the sixteenth century. However, the distinction with which the appellation is regarded today is due in part to the legacy left by a more contemporary icon: Charles Joguet. This young painter and sculptor abandoned a budding art career to assume direction of the family domaine in 1957. He soon began to question the common practice of selling grapes to negociants, as his own family had done for years. Over the course of his tenure, Charles took the risks necessary to master the single-vineyard bottling with an artistry that A.O.C. Chinon had never before seen. In so doing, he realized the true potential of the land. 

Charles has since retired. Today, the young, eager, and talented Kevin Fontaine oversees the vineyards and the cellars. He and his team farm thirty-six hectares of Cabernet Franc. Closely adhering to the tradition of Charles, the domaine bottles nine different cuvées, handling each one as a unique terroir and microclimate with individualized care and attention.  That ethic trickles into the cellars as well, where careful deliberation and experimentation bring about gradual change.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Chinon
Region
Loire
Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Farming
Organic
Soil
Siliceous alluvial sand
Winemaking
Made by direct press, long, slow fermentations at cooler temperatures in stainless steel. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation – a choice made to keep the freshness of the grapes.