Les Palennes - François Saint-Lô - 2017

SFr. 34.00
SFr. 34.00
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Producer: François Saint-Lô
Grape: Cabernet Franc 
Country: France
Region: Loire
Subregion: Anjou-Saumur
Alcohol: 12.5%

Aging in wood:

Added S02: No

Funkyness: Mild

Tasting Notes: The most sublime Cabernet Franc from this prodigious young Loire vigneron. The vines in the Palennes vineyard are well established (around 70 years old) and the fruit is of excellent quality. Here the grapes go through vinification as a blend of both destemmed and whole clusters - this technique results in an extraordinarily fine tannic structure once the wine is complete, as the contact between the must and the grape stems is carefully managed. There is always great depth in the Cabernet Franc of Saint-Lô; the black cherry fruit, bitter dark chocolate and the characteristic herbaceous bearing of the varietal all marry perfectly. The wine is polished and smooth. BOOM!!!