Chinon ‘L’Arpenty’, Francis et Françoise Desbourdes


Youthful and fruity Cabernet Franc, to be enjoy chilled

Chinon has a rich viticultural history. Cabernet Franc is rumoured to have been introduced from Bordeaux by Cardinal Richelieu in 1631. Its fame was further enhanced by the writer François Rabelais who was born near Chinon and often wrote of the region. There are extensive plantings in Chinon and production tends to be polarised between large négoçiants and (very small) smallholders. Emilien Desbourdes is typical of the latter having largely taken over the vineyard from his father Francis.

This delicious red Chinon wine is from pure Cabernet Franc. Packed full of youthful, berry fruit, it has supple tannins that lend it well to light chilling. In short it is a delicious and failsafe crowd-pleaser.

Colour – Red
Producer – Francis Desbourdes
Country – France
Region – Loire
Vegan – No
ABV – 12.5%
Grapes – Cabernet Franc
Vintage – 2022
Sustainability – Organic
Female Winemaker – No
Food Pairings – Charcuterie, Goats Cheese

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SKU: Q384767 Category:

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