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Chinon le Villy

Raifault, Chinon le Villy 1989

R655

13 in stock

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The historic town of Chinon is home to one of the Loire Valley’s most celebrated Cabernet Franc wines. The Raffault family owns and manages 28 hectares of vineyards spread across 25 plots in Savigny en Véron et Avoine, Beaumont en Véron and the Chinon regions.

Red Chinon wines vary in style from light-bodied and fruity (similar in many ways to good Beaujolais) to structured, middleweight wines with complex notes of undergrowth, pencil shavings, and spiced black berries. The latter style might be compared to Franc-dominant wines from the cooler parts of Bordeaux.

The hot conditions where perfect for Cabernet Franc. The vintage, and wine, can be viewed in the same light as the generous Bordeaux 1982s and have been impressive since release. Many reds of the era can be overtly rustic, but the Raifault Chinon le Villy bursts with red fruits, lead-pencil and undergrowth. It is charming, impressive and classic and will win the hearts of every Cabernet Franc lover.
The historic town of Chinon is home to one of the Loire Valley’s most celebrated Cabernet Franc wines. The Raffault family owns and manages 28 hectares of vineyards spread across 25 plots in Savigny en Véron et Avoine, Beaumont en Véron and the Chinon regions.

Red Chinon wines vary in style from light-bodied and fruity (similar in many ways to good Beaujolais) to structured, middleweight wines with complex notes of undergrowth, pencil shavings, and spiced black berries. The latter style might be compared to Franc-dominant wines from the cooler parts of Bordeaux.

The hot conditions where perfect for Cabernet Franc. The vintage, and wine, can be viewed in the same light as the generous Bordeaux 1982s and have been impressive since release. Many reds of the era can be overtly rustic, but the Raifault Chinon le Villy bursts with red fruits, lead-pencil and undergrowth. It is charming, impressive and classic and will win the hearts of every Cabernet Franc lover.
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Country

FR

Region

Loire

Style

Red

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