Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart
Close
Shop the Anniversary Sale! ⇒
SHIPPING INCLUDED ON $125 OR MORE
SHOP AVAILABLE WINES →
Home Shop All Wines


Main Menu
Shop All Wines

Producers

Producers

Producers

Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Close

Notify me

Fill out your info and we will notify you when the 2015 Chinon “Les Petites Roches” Charles Joguet is back in stock or when a new vintage becomes available.


Joguet’s Burgundian Approach to Cabernet Franc

by Anthony Lynch

2015 Chinon “Les Petites Roches”

Charles Joguet   France   |   Loire   |  Chinon

$24.00

Use code CABFRANC20 at checkout to take 20% off this wine and others in our Guide to Cabernet Franc, now through October 3rd!

When Charles Joguet took over the family vineyards in 1957, he set out to do something that was unheard of in the Loire Valley. Rather than blending all the fruit from his varied parcels, he opted for a more Burgundian approach and began vinifying each individually, highlighting Chinon’s diversity of soils and exposures and playing with the nuances of vine age to propose a gamut of different wines of unique character.
      It is in this spirit that the domaine’s current vigneron, Kevin Fontaine, crafts the cuvée Les Petites Roches, named for the estate’s gravelly terroirs. Given light treatment in the cellar, this wine shows off Cabernet in its most delicate, charming form, rife with aromas of roses, damp earth, and little red berries, along with a gentle tannin holding it all together. Enjoy this classic representation of Cabernet Franc from Chinon with roast chicken, pork chops, or game.


$24.00

Use code CABFRANC20 at checkout to take 20% off this wine and others in our Guide to Cabernet Franc, now through October 3rd!

More from this Producer or Region

About Loire

map of Loire

The defining feature of the Loire Valley, not surprisingly, is the Loire River. As the longest river in France, spanning more than 600 miles, this river connects seemingly disparate wine regions. Why else would Sancerre, with its Kimmeridgian limestone terroir be connected to Muscadet, an appellation that is 250 miles away?

Secondary in relevance to the historical, climatic, environmental, and cultural importance of the river are the wines and châteaux of the Jardin de la France. The kings and nobility of France built many hundreds of châteaux in the Loire but wine preceded the arrival of the noblesse and has since out-lived them as well.

Diversity abounds in the Loire. The aforementioned Kimmderidgian limestone of Sancerre is also found in Chablis. Chinon, Bourgueil, and Saumur boast the presence of tuffeau, a type of limestone unique to the Loire that has a yellowish tinge and a chalky texture. Savennières has schist, while Muscadet has volcanic, granite, and serpentinite based soils. In addition to geologic diversity, many, grape varieties are grown there too: Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne are most prevalent, but (to name a few) Pinot Gris, Grolleau, Pinot Noir, Pineau d’Aunis, and Folle Blanche are also planted. These myriad of viticultural influences leads to the high quality production of every type of wine: red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert.

Like the Rhône and Provence, some of Kermit’s first imports came from the Loire, most notably the wines of Charles Joguet and Château d’Epiré—two producers who are featured in Kermit’s book Adventures on the Wine Route and with whom we still work today.

More from Loire or France

$65.00

2018 Savennières Moelleux

Château d’Épiré  France  |  Loire  |  Savennières

$37.00

2020 Jasnières

Pascal Janvier  France  |  Loire  |  Jasnières

$24.00

2020 Chinon Rosé

Bernard Baudry  France  |  Loire  |  Chinon

$24.00

2019 Saumur Champigny “Cuvée Domaine”

Thierry Germain  France  |  Loire  |  Saumur Champigny

$30.00
$29.00

2015 Vouvray “Les Tries”

Champalou  France  |  Loire  |  Vouvray

$67.00

NV Vouvray Brut

Champalou  France  |  Loire  |  Vouvray

$27.00
$73.00

2017 Vouvray “Le Portail”

Champalou  France  |  Loire  |  Vouvray

$42.00
$22.00
$18.00

Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

Kermit once said...
Close
Close

Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.

Cancel
Close

Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.
Cancel
Close
Close

Warnings


Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol


Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa