Francois Chidaine Touraine Rouge 2019Regular price $17.00 Save $-17.00
Direct Press Selection | November 2021
- Press 4 Red
A Loire Valley legend, Francois Chidaine has been producing brilliant wines for the past 30 years. A pivotal figure in the formation of the Mountlouis-Sur-Loire appellation, Chidaine has continued making waves by becoming a major advocate for regenerative agriculture - a farming practice that implements permanent cover crops in the vines and discontinues tillage in order to closely mimic the natural state the vines would be in without human input, while actively sequestering carbon and battling climate change.
Chidaine makes a special line of everyday drinkers for the American market. The Touraine Rouge comes from biodynamic and organically farmed Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Pineau d'Aunis vineyards. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in neutral barrels, this is a joyful, juicy and easy drinking red. Spicy and fresh, medium-bodied and balanced, with plenty of blackberry and currant. A perfect wine for any day of the week.
[Kirk Sutherland, November 2021]