Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rose 2020 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rose 2020
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Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rose 2020

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750ml
$19.99

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We cannot get enough of this French Rosé at home all summer long... made with organic methods and low sulfites, from 100% Cabernet Franc in the Loire Valley, it's just so clean, fresh and delicious we pair it often with French goat cheeses and a nice seafood dinner. The Jean-Maurice Raffault estate is located in Chinon, in the central Loire Valley, near Tours, and is the northernmost French red wine appellation. The family has been vignerons in Chinon since 1693 and the estate now comprises 40 hectares spread over 6 communes. In 1997, Rodolphe Raffault joined his father Jean-Maurice at the family domaine which had by then grown to 40 hectares. He has been in charge of the vineyards and winemaking since the 2000 vintage. We met him a few years ago, and loved his natural and organic winegrowing and winemaking methods as well as his pride in running the family domaine. He is particularly motivated to continue his late father's innovation of single-site bottling in Chinon, for example with his revival of the historic Clos des Capucins vineyard.

Made of 100% Cabernet Franc by the saignée method, this is one of our favorite dry Rose wines. It is so fine and classy, dry and pure with red currant, strawberry, mineral and succulent herb complexities. Bright and lively with a long, succulent finish, it is a versatile wine that drinks well on its own, or with charcuterie, goat cheese, fish, and fowl dishes. We adore this at home with grilled salmon over leafy greens, cucumbers and tomatoes. 
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Light orange. Fresh red berries, white peach and a floral nuance on the mineral-tinged nose. Chewy and focused on the palate, displaying lively cherry, strawberry, nectarine and succulent herb qualities. Finishes long and silky, with repeating florality and a late touch of dusty minerals.

Josh Raynolds, June 2021

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