2020 Les Justices
The creme de la creme of Les Justices, this top cuvee has concentrated black fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry jam, & a persistent peppery, floral finish. It has an exquisite tannic structure, almost silky, fine acidity, and beautiful freshness. The wine is an instant match for any main course dishes such as roasted pork, gourmet burgers, beef stew, tomato & meatballs, & especially lamb.
100% Cabernet Franc from old vines undergoing organic conversion, planted in Ligré in 1947 in a place called Les Justices, in the heart of the Chinon appellation, which has clay-siliceous soils. Manual harvesting yields around 20 hl/ha. Natural vinification: total destemming, 45 days of maceration with little extraction, blending of free-run and press juices, 12 months of ageing, 50% in 500-litre barrels and 50% in vats. It was bottled at the Domaine in March 2022 without fining or filtration & a micro-dose of sulphur(15mg/l).
- Area: France, Loire Valley, Chinon
- Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc