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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.

Bottle
£12.95
Bottle (Case)
£155.40
Tasting Notes

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.

About this wine
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
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2019
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
Producer

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.

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