100% Cabernet Franc
La VARENNE, an estate located in Cravant le Coteaux, cradle of the Appellation, has been producing superbly expressive and distinctive Chinon wines for five generations. Cuvee Tradition is made from 20 to 35 year old vines planted on sandy, gravely, and flinty soils. The wine is attractive and fresh, nicely focused, offering savory notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, and red currant fruit. Hints of licorice, anise, and eucalyptus, typical of the grape, come together in the balanced finish.
very lively, with savory, olive and bay notes out front, followed quickly by a solid core of crushed black cherry and black currant fruit. the brambly feel through the finish mellows quickly, leaving a lingering smoke accent.