A fresh, lively Cabernet Franc with an elegant nose of red berries, violets and wild herbs. The bright, fruit-forward palate offers lovely floral notes backed by raspberry, cassis and a touch of pepper. Hints of tobacco appear on the lingering finish.
Located 30 kilometers northeast of Sancerre in the village of Aligny-Cosne, Maison Foucher is a “Petit Négociant” with a mission to craft classic expressions of Loire Valley appellations at exceptional values.
Chinon is the appellation covering wines produced around the historic town of Chinon, in the central Loire Valley. This area has been producing wine for many centuries, and although wines of all three colors are made there, Chinon is a predominantly red (Cabernet Franc) wine region. The typical, quintessential Chinon wine is tannic, leafy, berry-scented and made from the Cabernet Franc grape variety. Small quantities of crisp white Chenin Blanc wines are also made, but white and rosé wines account for just ten percent of total production in the appellation.
Red Chinon wines vary in style from light-bodied and fruity (similar in many ways to good Beaujolais) to middleweight wines with well-structured tannins and complex notes of undergrowth, pencil shavings, and spiced black berries. The latter style might be compared to Franc-dominant wines from the cooler parts of Bordeaux.