Philippe Alliet 'VV' Chinon Cabernet Franc 2013
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Wine Spectator 92
"Energetic, with a brambly note underscoring the core of plum and black cherry fruit, while hints of bay leaf, anise and violet fill the background. Juicy and fresh. A terrific effort for the vintage. Drink now through 2017."

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 ... read more
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Item ID: #19529
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Spectator 92
"Energetic, with a brambly note underscoring the core of plum and black cherry fruit, while hints of bay leaf, anise and violet fill the background. Juicy and fresh. A terrific effort for the vintage. Drink now through 2017."

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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Philippe AllietA 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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Kevin

fruit forward cab franc

"This fruit forward cab franc is well balanced and enjoyable. I prefer more earth in a cab franc--which I mention only as a preference. This is a very good wine."

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