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Charles Joguet Chinon Les Charmes 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
region
Loire Valley
appellation
Chinon
VM
90
Additional vintages
2020 2017
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
Les Charmes hails from a 1.5ha slope on clay/limestone. The 2020 is an elegant, light bodied style yet has plenty of richness within its core. You can expect ripe blackberry and blueberry lifted fruit in a charming style. There is a lick of lightly warming alcohol, but it's not unbalanced. The wine displays a subtle tea leaf and fruit cake-like fragrance on the smart finish, which leaves an attractive, lightly chalky texture. ... More details
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Charles Joguet Chinon Les Charmes 2020 750ml

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VM
90
VM
90
Rated 90 by Vinous Media
Les Charmes hails from a 1.5ha slope on clay/limestone. The 2020 is an elegant, light bodied style yet has plenty of richness within its core. You can expect ripe blackberry and blueberry lifted fruit in a charming style. There is a lick of lightly warming alcohol, but it's not unbalanced. The wine displays a subtle tea leaf and fruit cake-like fragrance on the smart finish, which leaves an attractive, lightly chalky texture.
Winery
Les Charmes is a selection of parcels from vines located on the Left Bank of the Vienne, on the heights of Anché, a neighbouring commune of Sazilly. The Cabernet Franc vines are 35 years old and the terroir is clay-limestone, facing north. Vinified in wooden vats and aged for 6 months in French oak barrels, Les Charmes offers a straight, crisp and generous fruit wine.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
region
Loire Valley
appellation
Chinon
Additional vintages
2020 2017
Overview
Les Charmes hails from a 1.5ha slope on clay/limestone. The 2020 is an elegant, light bodied style yet has plenty of richness within its core. You can expect ripe blackberry and blueberry lifted fruit in a charming style. There is a lick of lightly warming alcohol, but it's not unbalanced. The wine displays a subtle tea leaf and fruit cake-like fragrance on the smart finish, which leaves an attractive, lightly chalky texture.
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Franc

In its native France, the Cabernet Franc varietal grape is used in the production of a wide range of wines, from the bright and pale red colored single variety bottles, to the magnificent oak aged and world-beating wines of the Bordeaux region. The past century has seen many other countries catch on to the importance of this fine grape varietal, and today, it is one of the most widely grown grapes in the world. It thrives in cool, temperate valley regions, where it can ripen fully and produce plump fruits carrying all their distinctive flavors and aromas. The production of Bordeaux-style wines around the world simply wouldn't be able to reach such heights without Cabernet Franc, which lends its fascinating and complex aromas to the mix and makes them the memorable wines they are.
barrel

Region: Loire Valley

In France, the region most closely associated with the production of fine white wines is the Loire Valley, a particularly fertile and temperate region near the Atlantic coast. This reputation is certainly justified, and the Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc vines which flourish in this region produce both dry and dessert wines of exquisite character and flavor However, the region is also responsible for some seriously high quality Cabernet Franc based wines, such as those found in the sub-region of Chenin, and plenty of elegant bubbly crémant wines, which are often fruitier and more lively than those found in Champagne, and with a character all of their own. The Loire Valley is an ancient wine region, with archaeological evidence dating wine production in this area back to the first century.
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Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.
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Varietal: Cabernet Franc

In its native France, the Cabernet Franc varietal grape is used in the production of a wide range of wines, from the bright and pale red colored single variety bottles, to the magnificent oak aged and world-beating wines of the Bordeaux region. The past century has seen many other countries catch on to the importance of this fine grape varietal, and today, it is one of the most widely grown grapes in the world. It thrives in cool, temperate valley regions, where it can ripen fully and produce plump fruits carrying all their distinctive flavors and aromas. The production of Bordeaux-style wines around the world simply wouldn't be able to reach such heights without Cabernet Franc, which lends its fascinating and complex aromas to the mix and makes them the memorable wines they are.
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Region: Loire Valley

In France, the region most closely associated with the production of fine white wines is the Loire Valley, a particularly fertile and temperate region near the Atlantic coast. This reputation is certainly justified, and the Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc vines which flourish in this region produce both dry and dessert wines of exquisite character and flavor However, the region is also responsible for some seriously high quality Cabernet Franc based wines, such as those found in the sub-region of Chenin, and plenty of elegant bubbly crémant wines, which are often fruitier and more lively than those found in Champagne, and with a character all of their own. The Loire Valley is an ancient wine region, with archaeological evidence dating wine production in this area back to the first century.
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France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.