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Philippe Alliet Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017
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Philippe Alliet Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

$20.80$16.95
 
Wine Spectator 90
"Fresh, with sleek, focused black cherry and cassis flavors laced gently with bay leaf and violet accents. Vibrant finish.”

Wine Information:
The entry-level Chinon from Philippe Alliet is one of the truly great values from the Loire. This wine exhibits beautifully exuberant fruit and spot-on regional typicity. Round, juicy and perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc

45 year old vines
Low yields of 28 hl/ha
100% destemmed
Vinified and aged in 100% cement


Winery Information:
A serious, shy man, Philippe Alliet is ... read more
Item ID: #29519
Shelf at store56d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Spectator 90
"Fresh, with sleek, focused black cherry and cassis flavors laced gently with bay leaf and violet accents. Vibrant finish.”

Wine Information:
The entry-level Chinon from Philippe Alliet is one of the truly great values from the Loire. This wine exhibits beautifully exuberant fruit and spot-on regional typicity. Round, juicy and perfectly ripe Cabernet Franc

45 year old vines
Low yields of 28 hl/ha
100% destemmed
Vinified and aged in 100% cement


Winery Information:
A serious, shy man, Philippe Alliet is the proprietor of this small domaine in Cravant-les-Côteaux, location of some of the best Cabernet Franc vineyards in the Loire Valley. Considered by many to be one of the finest producers in Chinon, Alliet is part of a new generation of Loire winemakers dedicated to low yields, optimally ripe fruit, and fastidious vineyard management. Inspired by the greatest wines of Bordeaux – a region he visits several times a year – he aims to create wines of similar structure and power. From his 12-hectare domaine, Philippe produces a stunning lineup of 100% Cabernet Franc wines: a basic Chinon of great purity and balance; “Vieilles Vignes” a gravel-grown cuvée from 50 year-old vines that is aged in 5 year-old barriques; and “Côteau de Noire” aged in new barriques and grown on a superbly situated hillside vineyard. For all his cuvées, the grapes are totally de-stemmed in an effort to reduce the vegetal characteristics often associated with Loire Valley reds. A five week maceration period produces a wine with great extract, which is then egg-white fined.

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A serious, shy man, Philippe Alliet is the proprietor of this small domaine in Cravant-les-Côteaux, location of some of the best Cabernet Franc vineyards in the Loire Valley. Considered by many to be one of the finest producers in Chinon, Alliet is part of a new generation of Loire winemakers dedicated to low yields, optimally ripe fruit, and fastidious vineyard management. Inspired by the greatest wines of Bordeaux – a region he visits several times a year – he aims to create wines of similar structure and power. From his 12-hectare domaine, Philippe produces a stunning lineup of 100% Cabernet Franc wines: a basic Chinon of great purity and balance; "Vieilles Vignes" a gravel-grown cuvée from 50 year-old vines that is aged in 5 year-old barriques; and "Côteau de Noire" aged in new barriques and grown on a superbly situated hillside vineyard. For all his cuvées, the grapes are totally de-stemmed in an effort to reduce the vegetal characteristics often associated with Loire Valley reds. A five week maceration period produces a wine with great extract, which is then egg-white fined.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Reviews (3)

Alex

Great

John

Nice! Decant for an hour

"Nice cab franc, fruit and a bit of flower on the front and then a mild cab franc finish. Make sure you let this decant an hour before drinking, maybe a quick chill if it is hot inside. This is twenty five bucks a bottle at the other place I shop, so I would grab one while you are here."

Lisa

Very floral

"This was just not my taste. I bought it after I read an article about wines that go nicely with Thanksgiving dinner. I would not purchase again—very floral, like a light perfume."