100% Cabernet Franc
[ 12 x 750ml ]
Whole-clusters in small crates are placed in concrete tanks, where an extended 30 day carbonic maceration occurs before pressing and racking to fiberglass. No sulfur is added to the wine at any point.
This wine is made from Cabernet Franc grapes that have been grown in a sandy vineyard near Chinon.
It has none of the harsh aspects that Cabernet Franc can display in the wrong hands. Laurent understands this grape well and coaxes a suppleness, fruitiness and juiciness from this grape to make this fine, gulpable wines.
The grapes are harvested manually in small crates. The grapes then undergo carbonic maceration for up to 30 days in cement tanks. The grapes are then pressed in a screw press before completing the fermentation in large fibreglass tanks. The wine is neither fined nor filtered. The wine is light enough to accompany chicken or quail or a range of charcuterie while being complex enough to pair with grilled meats.
About Laurent Lebled - Laurent Lebled is not your typical vigneron. His passion has always been wine but life had him traveling down another path before winemaking became a reality. He worked for 30+ years as a wood merchant but the 2008 recession left him jobless and this opened the door to follow his passion of becoming a winemaker. He now produces sulfur-free, carbonically macerated reds and traditional whites.