La Noblesse Cabernet Franc (6pk)
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Region: Loire Valley
Winemaker: Antoine Schurr
Summary: La Noblesse (the noble ones) is a homage to the legacy of the nobility in France and what could be more regal than the Loire? Famed for its opulent châteaux, it was literally the seat of kings as the French nobility employed the finest architects to create a renaissance wonderland. The Loire remains one of France’s most diverse and exciting regions for wine and captivates with its terroir- driven wines
Winemaking: Totally de-stemmed before a long, cool maceration. Maturation is primarily in stainless steel with roughly one third undergoing carbonic maceration, aiding aromatics and fruit expression. A further third receives six-month maturation in French oak for greater complexity.
2021 Vintage: The red grape harvests finished at the end of October, in ideal conditions, yet coming later than the last vintages. 2021 displays red wines typical of the Loire valley for their fruit, freshness and versatility, with slightly lower than average yields.
Tasting Note: Cabernet Franc is one of the historical varieties of the Loire Valley (along with Gamay) and is traditionally used to structure other wine varieties (particularly in Bordeaux) and bring more freshness into it. Our Cabernet Franc is surprisingly deep in colour yet still bright and clear. The nose is sweet and savoury with red ripe berries underpinned, by some green pepper nuances so typical of Cabernet Franc. Very fresh palate with an elegant fruit profile and soft tannins that add elegance and structure. Pair with barbecued lamb.