Jean Maurice Raffault, Chinon Rosé 2022
France / Rosé

Jean Maurice Raffault, Chinon Rosé 2022

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Notes from Vos Selections:

"The Raffault family began cultivating vines in Chinon 14 generations ago, when their ancestor, Mathurin Bottreau, bought his first parcel of vines in 1693. Today, they own 50 hectares of vines in 7 communes. The Cabernet Franc vines average 35 years of age and 10 hectares within these sites are 50 years of age. The Chenin Blanc vines average 20 years of age."

About the cuvee:

"Raffault’s Chinon Rosé is made from Cabernet Franc grapes planted on alluvial sand and gravel soils on the former Loire river bed. To ensure that the juice is as pure as possible, Raffault uses minimal pressure (during pressing) and fanatically avoids any possibility of oxygenation. Raffault ferments the Chinon Rosé at low, controlled temperatures (15-17 C) using only the grapes’ native yeast until it is fully dry. The constant, cool temperature maintains the wine’s natural CO2 level, one of the keys to the Rosé’s vivacity. The low temperature also prevents any malolactic fermentation as the Chinon Rosé develops on its fine lees in tank for 5 months."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Chinon
Region
Loire
Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Farming
Organic
Soil
Gravel and sand
Winemaking
Gently pressed with careful attention to minimize exposure to oxygen. Fermented at low temperature in stainless steel tanks, malolactic fermentation blocked. Aged for 5 months on the fine lees prior to bottling.