Chinon Les Picasses 2015, Olga Raffault
Consistently producing solid, great value and classically styled Cabernet Franc for years, Olga Raffault is a bit of a diamond hiding in plain sight, the wines are starting to get the recognition they deserve, powered by the New York wine scene. Les Picasses is probably the most famous vineyard from the Chinon appellation, producing structured and age-worthy wines.
Producer Olga Raffault
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested and go through a indigenous yeast fermentation. The wine is barely filtered, after 12-14months spent in large oak barrels (foudre)
Grapes Cabernet Franc
Region Chinon, Loire, France
ABV 12.5%Tasting Notes Stunning nose of black cherries, cocoa and liquorice. Ample and delicate, silky tannins, never ending finish. A very fine wine.