Cabernet Franc that conjures visions of Grand Cru Burgundy
The French have a lovely phrase for the ideal position on a slope. 'Mi-Pente' is infinitely more elegant than mid-slope and it captures that Goldilocks of sites where the soils are shallow enough to stress the vines yet deep enough to offer nutrients to the roots. Where the slope is steep enough to give each row a moment in the sun yet shallow enough to avoid erosion. The vineyard holdings that occupy the mi-pente, whether in Burgundy, the Loire, or the Rhône are almost always owned and farmed by the region's stalwarts, the names you'd find on that AOC's Mt. Rushmore.
It is impossible to think of Chinon without uttering the name Baudry. Bernarnd Baudry acquired his first holdings in 1975 and now works alongside his son Matthieu. They've farmed their 30+ hectares of Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc organically since the 2006 vintage.
I’m proud to offer the only bottles of 2015 Baudry Chinon 'Le Clos Guillot' in South Carolina. Located precisely on the mi-pente of the slope rising from the Vienne river, Le Clos Guillot sits on an outcropping of yellow limestone that imbues this wine with an elegance more often associated with the great wines of Burgundy than Cabernet Franc. In the sun-filled and warm 2015 vintage, the resulting wine is unbelievably delicious.
**only 24 bottles available.
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