La Niverdière - Renaissance 2018
(Chinon, Loire Valley, France)
A pure and energetic Cabernet Franc from one of the region's up and coming talents. Juicy dark fruits with savoury notes, a soft structure, and a long spicy finish.
Made by Martine Budé, a prodigious self-taught winemaker who set up her estate and has run it singlehandedly since 2015. She works with an 'infusion' style of winemaking, favouring gentle and light extractions, using only concrete vessels as opposed to the more tannic, oak-laden examples that are typical of Chinon.