2019 Bernard Baudry Chinon «Domaine»
Region: Loire, France - Chinon
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc
Dry, med-bodied red; earthy, round | Charcuterie, fresh cheeses
Bernard and Matthieu Baudry’s careful farming and cellar work has produced an array of suave, finely-poised wines, privileging elegance over power. The «Domaine» is typically a blend of wines from two different plots (which are harvested and vinified separately), with the majority from a parcel at the top of the plateau above the winery. It’s meant to be an early drinker, with an expressive bouquet, and ages wonderfully. The 2017 is wonderfully balanced, although we counsel a short decant before serving.
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