Philippe Chevarin "Rouge Detour" 2021
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Press 4 Red • November 2023 Direct Press Selection
This is Philippe Chevarin’s negoce Cabernet Franc from Anjou. Due to a devastating growing year Philippe chose to purchase organic fruit to continue to make wine in years that his harvest were not sufficient to make enough wine from his own fruit, and for this I am thankful! This is organic fruit that is vinified like all his other wines; whole cluster, 7-10 day maceration in fiberglass tank, then bottled the following spring without sulfur.
This wine is a true gem. It is simultaneously playful, sophisticated, balanced, and lifted. Aromas of brambly berries, fresh rose petals, and a hint of the famous Cab Franc pyrazines. I was blown away by the complexity and lusciousness with notes of strawberry, hibiscus tea, rose petals, green peppercorn, great acidity and minerality. Truly one of my favorite Cab Francs yet. Jeremy Hernandez