Domaine Fabrice Gasnier “Vieilles Vignes” Chinon 2013

Domaine Fabrice Gasnier “Vieilles Vignes” Chinon 2013

COUNTRY

France

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Chinon

VARIETY

Cabernet Franc

AGE OF VINES

45 years

FARMING

Organic & Biodynamic

SOIL

chalk, gravel, sand and clay soils

ALTITUDE

150 to 350 ft.

FERMENTATION

Wild yeast

AGING

6 month 700 liter fondre

DESCRIPTION

The Vieilles Vignes is produced from 45 year old Cabernet Franc vines and aged 6 months in neutral fondres (700 liter barrels). It has plush, red-cherry fruit, fine-grained tannins, and hints of pepper and licorice on the nose. Ideal wine for roasted beef and beef braised with lardoons of pork fat and mushrooms.