2020 Chinon "Clos Du Saut Au Loup" Domaine Dozon

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2020 Chinon "Clos Du Saut Au Loup" Domaine Dozon

The Story

Domaine Dozon is located south of Chinon, on the left bank of the Vienne. Originally a traditional livestock and produce farm, they turned to viticulture with the acquisition of the 14 ha Clos du Saut au Loup in the early 20th century. Eric Santier, a Chinon native, purchased the Domaine in 2013 from Laure Dozon, with help from the esteemed Baudry family, for whom he had worked. Some of the older, less desirable barrels were discarded, replaced with fiberglass tanks and Santier now seeks to make more pure and fresh expressions of wine from his village. This is clean, mindful traditional winemaking at its best.

Origins France: Loire

Appellation : Chinon

Varietal : Cabernet Franc 100%

Winemaking : After harvest the grapes go through a cold maceration, then fermentation takes place in fiberglass tanks

Tasting Notes: Vibrant purple color. Traditional notes of plum skin, raspberries and capsicum abound. Manageable tannins and herbal notes underscore a direct fruitiness.

Overall: Rich & Spicy

MouthfeelTextured with soft tannins

Aromas: Plum skin, raspberries, blackberry, capsicum, herbal notes & a direct fruitiness

Selling Point: Highly rated, complex Chinon

Pairings: Braised beef or game, meat in mushroom sauce

Awards: 93 Wine Enthusiast (2020)

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