Bernard Baudry Chinon 'Le Domaine' Cabernet Franc 2020

Profile Savoury
Region Chinon
Body Medium

Bernard Baudry, son of a winemakers’ family, started his professional life as a vine-tending consultant at the Tours laboratory, where he worked with Jacques Puisais. He had previously studied oenology in Beaune. His 5 years on the job served as an excellent apprenticeship when in 1975 he decided to start his own estate with 2 hectares of vines. The domain now has 32 hectares of vineyards spread across the AOC Chinon, in Cravant les Coteaux and Chinon.

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
Enjoy now or cellar for 1-2 years
On the nose
This has the meaty, earthy, animal nose, so typical of top-notch Chinon
On the palate
a complex, supple, sappy palate with roasted meat, wet earth, blue fruits and a floral lift. With its mouth-puckering tannins and well-balanced acidity, it’s a wine for the table.
Product Notes
Organic. 100% Cabernet Franc. Le Domaine hails from Baudry's high-sited vines, which lie on a plateau above Chinon's première côte. The lion's share of the fruit comes from vines with an average age of around 35 years, planted on sandy, limestone-rich soils, while 20-30% is drawn from slightly younger vines on gravelly soils. This is not a modern, pure, fruit-driven red but rather it harks back to more rustic, complex, sauvage Chinons of old.