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2021 Chinon Rosé

Bernard Baudry

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Matthieu Baudry makes his rosé from young Cabernet Franc vines on the gravelly banks of the Vienne, capturing both youthful fruit and energizing mineral textures. He does not inoculate with cultured yeast or inhibit the naturally occurring malolactic conversion, something rare in the world of rosé. These wholesome methods translate to authentic flavors of place enveloped in a gentle creaminess, with perfectly integrated fruit, acid, stone, and spice.

Anthony Lynch

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Technical Information
Wine Type: Rosé
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Chinon
Country: France
Region: Loire
Producer: Bernard Baudry
Vineyard: 2 ha, 20 years
Soil: Gravel
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About The Region


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.

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Sampler Includes:

NV Vouvray Brut “La Dilettante”  $34.00
2020 Vouvray “Pierres Rousses”  $38.00
2020 Bourgueil “Nuits d’Ivresse”  $40.00
2021 Bourgueil “Trinch!”  $31.00
2018 Bourgueil “Les Perrières”  $59.00
2019 Bourgueil “Clos Sénéchal”  $51.00

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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.

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