Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Rosé 2019
The newly-landed 2019 vintage of Rudolphe Raffault's Chinon Rosé is an outstanding expression of Cabernet Franc. With a limpid coral-pink robe, an inviting summer berry bouquet and racy redcurrant and raspberry palate preceding the freshest of finishes it is the quintessential al fresco aperitif.
A crisp, dry Cabernet Franc rosé with a hint of raspberries that will make a splendid Spring to Summer sundowner. Rodolphe Raffault makes this cracking rosé, as well as a wide range of red and whte Chinon wines, from 50 hectares of vines.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Chinon|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Franc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Seafood, Thai Food, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Drink 2020 - 2022.|
|Vinification||This rosé is produced by 2/3 pressed grapes, 1/3 juice run-off during maceration (saignée method), which is then fermented at low temperatures with native yeasts.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault (Rodolphe Raffault)
Rodolphe Raffault is a 15th generation winemaker, whose ancestors first worked the vineyards of Chinon in the 17th century. Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault covers 50 hectares across 7 communes which are farmed without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. The ‘Les Galuches’ lieu-dit (named after the gravelly ancient river bed of the Loire on which it sits) was established in the 1830s. The domain’s 10 hectare holding of Cabernet Franc ripens early and is among the first Chinon wines to be picked.View more wines from this producer...