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Domaine Olga Raffault Chinon Rosé 2023 750ml

SKU: 055124 ISBN: 815541001764
$23.99

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Chinon

Variety: Cabernet Franc

Type: Rose

Size: 750ml

$23.99

100% Cabernet Franc. Raffault uses 50% certified-organic estate fruit (from sandy, gravelly, flat parcels along the Vienne) and sources the other 50% from a neighboring grower in conversion to organic farming. All of the wine is made from hand-harvested fruit in the Raffault cellar.

Half of the fruit is pressed directly as whole clusters and the other half is saigné. The fermentation takes place spontaneously with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation and is aged in tank as well. It is bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration in the spring following the vintage. 

Rand Sieger | 67 Wine Buyer: This organic Cabernet Franc rosé from the center of the Loire Valley is made from hand harvested fruit half of which is whole cluster direct pressed, and half seigneé (bleeding off). It is dense and aromatic with fresh acidity and a light pearliness.