Olga Raffault, Les Barnabés, Cabernet Franc, Chinon, Loire Valley, France, 2018Regular price £22.00
Olga Raffault is one of the most respected and recognisable names in the classic region of Chinon, in the Loire valley. The region is synonymous with Cabernet Franc and the Raffault family are the masters.
This wine strikes a balance between the classic, savoury, green-ness ordinarily associated with the style, and a modern, lighter, fresher wine. It's no mistake that this wine find's itself in both our Light & bright and Savoury & earthy' style categories. It has wonderfully tangy, red fruit notes and good acidity with lovely fine tannins. It's certainly at the lighter end of the Chinon spectrum, but still possesses the savoury qualities of cool Cab-Franc.