About the Wine
From the highest vineyard in their holdings, this Cabernet Franc harks back to the wines of old made famous by the author Rabelais many centuries ago.
Complex, wild and hearty, this is no wallflower wine, nor a modern lithe contemporary style of Cabernet Franc that seems many of the lo-fi set are producing from the region these days.
Once known as Vin Breton to the English, not because it was from Brittany, rather than it travelled through there. It's the style of wine that this region became renowned for, and it's one exquisite and unique drop.
About Bernard Baudry
Unquestionably one of Chinon’s most outstanding producers: Bernard Baudry, in addition to being super talented, is also fortunate to have vineyards that showcase the varied soil types of the appellation.
After completing his viticultural studies in Beaune, Bernard returned to the Loire Valley and purchased his first two hectares of land in Cravant-les-Coteaux, a village from which almost half of the production of A.O.C. Chinon is sourced.
The domaine has now grown to over 25 hectares of organic vineyards, and now is being worked by the 2nd generation Baudry, Matthieu.
Staunch traditionalists, their wines are pure Chinon, so unique and expressive, and the perfect antidote to the oceans of homogenised wines we see these days.