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Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine 2019

$26.99

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From the producer: Le Domaine is a wine with structure of fine tannins. The limestone subsoil brings minerality and freshness, this cuvée can age 5 to 10 years
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The Loire is home to some of the best-kept secrets in unsung heroes of world class wine. And no Loire Hero is making greater wines than Bernard Baudry.

The magic starts with their vineyard holdings, which are typically very old vines on gravel and sandy soils with La Croix Boissee having a layer of white limestone subsoil that gives the wine that unique mineral backbone and structural depth that sets many of the world's greatest wines apart. Yup, great exposition and white soils is a sort of magical formula. Clos Rougeard's got it, so does Chablis's Grand Cru Slope and some of the best vineyards in Cote d'Or. The Baudrys farm organically, harvest by hand, and make their wine without manipulation (fermentation is with natural yeasts).

Despite the similarities to some of the world's most famous and allocated wines, Baudry remains remarkably affordable and easy to find. Why? Probably because Bernard started completely from scratch. And because he and his son, Matthieu, who has taken over most of the Domaine's operations, are humble farmers quite removed from the hype and glam of high-end wine.

What importer Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...

Fermentation lasts 15 days in cement tank
Aged 15 months in cement and wood tank
Bottled in spring
Not filtered

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Franc

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Herbaceous

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied

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