2018 Domaine Grosbois 'La Cuisine de Ma Mère' Chinon Rouge
Region: Chinon < Loire Valley < France
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: certified organic farming with some biodynamic practices, sandy, clay/limestone and gravel soils, fermented and aged in concrete, unfiltered and only 29 mg/L of SO2; 12.5% ABV
Winemaker: Nicolas Grosbois
The Grosbois estate has been in the family since 1820 and primarily produces grains, but there is a small amount still planted to vines. Nicolas Grobois, current winemaker, left to travel and work vintages in New Zealand, Australia, Chile and even the United States before returning to the estate in 2005. The vines are scattered around the large property in order to take advantage of the best soil and the plot he selected for this blend is just 2 hectares in size. While we love a little funk in our wines, it’s always nice to come across a classic – made naturally of course! True to Cab Franc form, this cuvée is bright and approachable with lots of blackberry and cherry and easy tannin, making it a delicious everyday dinner pick – everything from salmon to stir-fry will shine with this wine, so make it your go-to any night of the week!