Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2017 - Toast Wines by Taste
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Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2017
SKU: 13831

Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Les Galuches 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Loire Valley, Chinon
Brand Jean-Maurice Raffault
Alcohol/vol 13%
Les Galuches lieu-dit is an ancient river bed of the Loire. The name of parcel derives from the presence of gravel. According the records from the era, vines were already well established in this sector by the 1830s. The Cabernet Franc ripens very well in the domaine's 10 hectare holding on a sand and gravel soil. Les Galuches is always among the first site to be picked because the soil warms up quickly and drains very well. The wine rests 6 months in 500 litre double barriques. It is very aromatic and is noted for its bouquet of violets, followed by lush and supple dark berry/cherry fruit. Les Galuches vineyard has been organically farmed since 2016.
Wine Spectator
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A medium-bodied red, with bay leaf detail accenting the flavors of mulberry and bitter plum. The chalky tannins act as a spine here and hold everything together. Savory notes emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases made, 600 cases imported.

James Molesworth, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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Planted on a former river bed of the Loire, this vineyard profits from the deep gravel soils. This adds minerality to the black-currant fruits with their crisp acidity and spicy aftertaste. Drink the wine from 2020.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2019

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