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A MONARCH EXCLUSIVE
2017 Bernard Baudry 'La Croix Boissée' Chinon
This wine really got to me. It was a bustling day at the shop, I hadn't stopped moving all day, and my head was swimming. I had every intention of cancelling a tasting appointment to catch my breath, but alas, forgot.
My rep showed up and we started tasting. The wines were delicious, but my head wasn't in it, I couldn't concentrate. Until he poured this wine. One sniff and my day came to a screeching halt. One of the greatest wines I tasted all year, and one of the best Cabernet Francs I had EVER tasted.
Today, I'm proud to offer the only bottles of 2017 Bernard Baudry 'La CroixBoissée' Chinon in South Carolina!
Bernard Baudry is undoubtably one of Chinon’s most outstanding producers, and one of the greatest cultivators of Cabernet Franc. Founded in 1975 with just two hectares, Bernard has grown his estate to its current size of 32. Upon retirement, he allowed his son Matthieu, who began working by his side in 2000, to assume the lead role and together they continue to make wines which set THE standard in Chinon.
The estate has been certified organic since 2006 but has been farmed without chemicals and with homemade compost for much longer than that. The fruit is all estate-grown, hand-harvested, moved only by gravity and fermented with indigenous yeasts.
Their wines are noted for exquisite precision, concentration and texture. They are unquestionably among the finest and most expressive in Chinon.
100% Cabernet Franc from low-yielding vines, ranging from 15 to 40 years old, on clay soils rich in white tuffeau (limestone) and iron. Fermentation in concrete with native yeasts and without sulfur or temperature control. The wine is then aged in used barrique for 2 years and bottled without filtration.
Vivid and very expressive with an effusive nose of blackberry, currant, black cherry, graphite and earth. The palate is broad, rich and sumptuous, buttressed by mouth watering acidity and concentrated, chalky minerals. Grand Cru Chinon.
2017 Bernard Baudry 'La Croix Boissée' Chinon - $49.99**
Special newsletter price - $44.99
**ONLY 12 BOTTLES AVAILABLE
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