Bernard Baudry

Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grezeaux 2011

The vines at Les Grézeaux are now 65 years old, growing on 7.4 acres of gravelly clay. That stony soil helps the old vines create a racy franc, a deep and saturated wine that feels open rather than weighty and concentrated, focusing attention on the floral notes of cherries and the pith around the pit—stony in the way a cherry pit is stony—its bold intensity intriguingly shaded, then opening up with light. The beautiful bright color of the wine offers further assurance that these vines did well in 2011. Situated in the village of Cravant-les-Coteaux and in the town of Chinon. The vineyard is home to varying types of soil for each different cuvée. The single grape variety is Cabernet Franc. The soil is worked without using herbicides. The vines are farmed using techniques that are environmentally friendly. Vineyard practices include manual debudding and hand harvesting. Wines mature in concrete and wooden vats and oak barrels.
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