Philippe Alliet - Chinon - Tradition - Rouge - 2021
Country / Region: Loire Valley
Name: AOP Chinon
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 12.5 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Estate rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
Estate rated 5 stars in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2023
Wine rated 92+/100 by our Committee !
Wine:A metronome of Cabernet, the 2021 Red Chinon Tradition takes advantage of this fresh, Atlantic vintage to develop a pure, chiseled palate with a northern feel. Direct and dashing, affordable from now on, it is a nice red to enjoy with grilled meat or cured meats. A truly faultless wine.
Vinification:Hand harvested, vinification 8 months in concrete tanks.
Color:Bright ruby red with purple highlights.
Nose:Ripe and fresh with beautiful aromas of Cabernet Franc.
Palate:Delicate and ripe, this wine offers a juicy palate with smooth tannins. To be enjoyed now or kept for a few years!
Temperature:Serve between 16 and 18°C.
Food and wine pairing:Beef pot au feu, capon stuffed with morels, oven-roasted turkey, fine charcuterie, cheeses.
Cellar aging:From now until 2026
Philippe Alliet is a model winemaker with 2 stars in the RVF Green Guide. He consistently produces long-macerated red wines with dazzling aromas of fruit and good maturity. These sought-after bottles have become benchmarks in the Chinon appellation and, in recent vintages, have shown an increasingly fresh and natural style.
The beautiful Cravant hillsides contribute greatly to this: these magical terroirs produce a Cabernet Franc that is full of precision and flavor, easily rivaling the greatest expressions of Bordeaux.