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2019 Alain de la Treille Cabernet Franc "Chinon"

Alain de la Treille 2019 Chinon

Winery: Alain de la Treille

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chinon"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chinon - Loire

State or country: France

Price: $25

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 27, 2021

Wine Review: This bright medium purple colored Cabernet Franc from Chinon opens with a red raspberry and cranberry bouquet with hints of crushed gravel and rhubarb. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and displays an Old-World savory style. The flavor profile is a stewed plum and dried herb blend with notes of red pepper flake and red raspberry. We also detected hints of blueberry, black tea and stony minerality towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate sticky tannins are nicely extended. We would pair this slightly rustic styled Cab Franc with beef bourguignon or a grilled veal chop. Enjoy – Ken and Mark

Winemaker Notes: This Chinon, with its bright intense purple color, offers complex and mineral aromas and finally red fruits scents like black currant and blueberry. The palate is juicy & spicy. Pair with a charcuterie platter.

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