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Chinon les granges

*** International Notes ***

Lettie Teague says step outside your comfort Zone with 
2018 Bernard Baudry Chinon

Our buyer Brett Watson says "We have Baudry Chinon Les Granges.
Very Limited. We have some bottles left from allocation."
 (at 9:06am Saturday)
Read: If you want to it, come and get it! Call (828) 575-9525.

Bernard Baudry Les Granges Chinon | Wine Info
100% Cabernet Franc. The Granges vines are an 8-hectare alluvial site along the Vienne Riverin Cravant, very near the winery, planted in 1985 and 1988 and farmed organically like the rest of the estate.

The soil is all sand and pebbles, with little to no clay, so it drains well and yields a light, fresh style of Chinon. The fruit is hand-harvested, destemmed and moved by gravity into unlined cement vats. Fermentation with native yeasts and without sulfur or temperature control lasts from two weeks to two months.

The wine is aged nine to ten months in cement before being bottled without filtration.

It is the first red of any vintage to be released.

Cellar Master John Kerr says "drinkable now." $24

*** Points ***
Let's talk about it. Sure, rumors continue that some wineries pay off critics
for good reviews, that is, points. And yes, some of the best wineries are too small
to distribute nationwide and cannot submit their wines for review. And, of course,
it is easy to say a wine like Vega Sicilia made the hot list!

All true, but our buyer, Brett Watson, has been reaching for the lesser known,
hidden gems. And while points may or may not indicate good price to quality ratio, recognition is still appreciated. And Brett picked a winner with Big Salt by Ovum!
OVUM was chosen as one of the Top 100 Wineries of the Year by Wine&Spirits 
and Big Salt snagged 91 Points. Step outside your comfort zone with confidence!

And some of our other favorites were also in the top 100 including but not limited to: Saint Cosme, Dr. Loosen, G.D Vajra, Tenuta, Tosca and Garzon.

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