2021 Chinon, Rouge, Clos du Noyer, Domaine Grosbois, Loire

2021 Chinon, Rouge, Clos du Noyer, Domaine Grosbois, Loire

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2021 Chinon, Rouge, Clos du Noyer, Domaine Grosbois, Loire

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The 2021 Clos du Noyer is fresh and precise and sports an athletic finish. It has depth and substance and a fine texture. Compared with the richer, riper 2020, it has a vibrant lift and freshness; there's a nervousness about this wine compared to the estate's main Gabare cuvee, which is more relaxed in its personality. The Grosbois brothers put this down to the vines going straight into the yellow limestone for this plot, which provides an edgy, chalky tannic character.

Drink 2024 - 2034

Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous.com (January 2024)

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Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous91/100

The 2021 Clos du Noyer is fresh and precise and sports an athletic finish. It has depth and substance and a fine texture. Compared with the richer, riper 2020, it has a vibrant lift and freshness; there's a nervousness about this wine compared to the estate's main Gabare cuvee, which is more relaxed in its personality. The Grosbois brothers put this down to the vines going straight into the yellow limestone for this plot, which provides an edgy, chalky tannic character.

Drink 2024 - 2034

Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous.com (January 2024)

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Domaine Grosbois Chinon

Domaine Grosbois Chinon

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Chinon

Chinon

Chinon is an important  appellation for the Cabernet Franc grape, located within the Touraine wine region just to the west of Tours. At approximately 2,500 hectares, it represents a slightly larger zone than its neighbour Bourgueil. Part of the appellation, closest to its other voisin St Nicolas de Bourgueil, possesses light, sandy gravel soils to give an easy drinking style, while the remainder is blessed with a tuffeau subsoil from which the wines draw a finer structure and longevity. Neither style approaches the fullness of Bourgueil however.

 

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is widely planted in Bordeaux and is the most important black grape grown in the Loire. In the Médoc it may constitute up to 15% of a typical vineyard - it is always blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is used to add bouquet and complexity to the wines. It is more widely used in St.Emilion where it adapts well to the cooler and moister clay soils - Cheval Blanc is the most famous Cabernet Franc wine in the world, with the final blend consisting of up to 65% of the grape.

Cabernet Franc thrives in the Loire where the cooler growing conditions serve to accentuate the grape's herbaceous, grassy, lead pencil aromas. The best wines come from the tuffeaux limestone slopes of Chinon and Bourgeil where growers such as Jacky Blot produce intense well-structured wines that possess excellent cellaring potential.

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