Les Barnabés, Olga Raffault
The Chinon masters, after all the estate, has been in the family for 5 generations. When Olga's husband suddenly passed away she was left with the huge task of being a single mum and creating one of the best vintages of the century. With the help of Ernest Zeinninger a german prisoner of war and refuge they managed to produce the 1974 iconic vintage.
Today the winery is run by Olga's granddaughter Sylvie Raffault and her family using a mix of tradition and modern winemaking. Located in the commune of Savigny-en-Véron they have a total of 24ha of vines that are managed using organic principles. They are fully certified Bio through Ecocert, protecting the land that Olga dedicated her life to.
Producer Olga Raffault
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic certified. Grapes are hand-harvested and whole bunches are fermented in tanks. It's then aged for 4 weeks on the skins and then aged on the lee's in the tanks before bottling in Spring.
Grapes Cabernet Franc
Region Loire, France
Tasting Notes Fresh and crunchy berries mixed with wild herbs make for a juicy red that has a mineral complexity to the finish.