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Saumur-Champigny La Chaintree by Rene-Noel Legrand 2004

Saumur-Champigny La Chaintree

by Rene-Noel Legrand 2004

Producer : Rene-Noel Legrand

Region : France (France), Loire (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

Tasting Notes

A selection of the best plots from 35 to 50-year-old vines, La Chaintree is aged 24 months in neutral 500L oak barrels. This is a very pure expression of cabernet franc, showing chocolate, beautiful minerality and some riper herbal notes (nothing green here). Great structure and the balance here is excellent, which makes for a wine which is both intense, but light at the same time. The tannins are present, but ripe and well-coated. This is drinking beautifully now at 13 year-old but can still age for many more. 

18/20 points - Cuisine et vins de France, Sept/Oct 2006

Highly recommended - Bettane & Desseauve 2008

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Rene-Noel Legrand
Region France (France), Loire (France)
Alcohol 12.5% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2004
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 100% Cabernet Franc
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $335.40
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