Le Pré Vaujour, Chinon 2018, Loire, France
Tasting Note: A dependable Chinon that will please cabernet franc fans like me who enjoy earthiness, concentration and depth.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of forest floor, red plum, pencil shavings, crushed-dried violet petal and red cherry.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied Chinon has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, medium-plus tannin.
There is midpalate complexity and balance.
You could pair this with many a meal but enjoy it equally well by itself.
Serve slightly chilled.
See 2016 vintage review.
Importer: Saranty Imports, Stamford, Connecticut
Tasting Date: August 3, 2020