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  • Airlie Bank Franc 2017

    Airlie Bank Franc 2017

    $20.00in any six

    $22.00 per single bottle

    100% Cabernet Franc, with all the bunches going into the fermenter. Foot stomped once a day; pressed to large, neutral oak. Racked once by gravity; no finings. Very attractive bright ruby with a purple edge. Lifted raspberry, cherry, some bubblegum character; amaro notes too. Good, fresh fruit hit straight up front, a bit more tannin […]

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  • Chateau de Coulaine Chinon 2016

    Chateau de Coulaine Chinon 2015

    $30.00in any six

    $33.00 per single bottle

    From younger vines up to about 15 years old, this wine is vinified in cement tanks using indigenous yeast and aged in a combination of large old oak and cement tanks. A real ‘vin de soif’ giving the extravagant raspberry perfume and thirst quenching freshness that Chinon is so well known for.

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  • Chateau de Coulaine Chinon 2016

    Chateau de Coulaine Chinon 2016

    $32.00in any six

    $34.00 per single bottle

    A beautiful, supple, light red from Chateau de Coulaine. The 2016 Chinon has an abundance of crisp, fresh red fruits. It’s made from younger vines up to about 15 years old, and vinified in cement tanks using indigenous yeast. The wine is aged in a combination of large old oak and cement tanks. A wine […]

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  • Chateau de Coulaine Chinon "Bonnaventure" 2014

    Chateau de Coulaine Chinon “Bonnaventure” 2014

    $39.00in any six

    $42.00 per single bottle

    Made from a 1.7 ha plot of vines aged 15-20 years old, planted on sand over limestone. Aged in 60 hl wooden oak vats to allow gentle micro-oxygenation. Perfumed raspberry scented fruit and bright rich black cherry fruit on the palate. This shows tremendous fresh Chinon expression.

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    $39.00in any six

    $42.00 per single bottle

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  • Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny 2016

    Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny 2016

    $45.00in any six

    $48.00 per single bottle

    Germain’s entry-point Saumur-Champigny is drawn from the Domaine’s younger Cabernet Franc vines (averaging 25 years), growing on the tuffeau/limestone soils around the communes of Varrains, Chaintres and Saumur. They include some parcels ploughed by Germain’s Ardennais draft horses: Ben, Balbu and Comtesse. Biodynamic and 100% Cabernet Franc, the grapes are hand harvested and some parcels […]

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    $48.00 per single bottle

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  • Chateau de Coulaine Chinon "Franc de Pied" 2013

    Chateau de Coulaine Chinon “Franc de Pied” 2013

    $51.00in any six

    $55.00 per single bottle

    Made from a tiny plot of ungrafted vines in front of the chateau. Vinified in cement with indigenous yeast and then aged in 400 litre barrels (none new). The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal S02. This has given the purest expression of Cabernet Franc that one is likely to find in the […]

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    $55.00 per single bottle

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  • Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge 2016

    Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge 2016

    $56.00in any six

    $60.00 per single bottle

    Approximately 75% of the Cabernet Franc grapes for this wine derive from the chalky soils of Les Arboises, on the famous, limestone rich Brézé hill. The rest comes from the mature Les Motelles vineyard, on chalky sand and gravel over clay. Naturally fermented and aged in concrete for six months. 100% destemmed fruit. This is […]

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    $60.00 per single bottle

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  • Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Marginale 2015

    Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Marginale 2015

    $95.00in any six

    $102.00 per single bottle

    Marginale is Germain’s old-vines cuvée, drawn from parcels on the limestone Fosse de Chaintre and from a small parcel of old vines on Turonian limestone in Les Poyeux. Made from the estates oldest and lowest yielding Cabernet Franc vines, the wine is given an extra 6 months élevage. Perhaps more than any other red, Marginale […]

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    $102.00 per single bottle

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  • Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Motelles 2015

    Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Rouge Les Motelles 2015

    $96.00in any six

    $105.00 per single bottle

    100% Cabernet Franc. The 1.4-hectatre Les Motelles vineyard is in the south of the appellation, next to the village of Montreuil-Bellay. The soils here are clay-rich with gravel (it’s Guiberteau’s only site with minimal limestone) and the vines were planted by Guiberteau’s grand-père in 1955. Cropped at 40 hl/ha, the fruit was fully destemmed and […]

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    $96.00in any six

    $105.00 per single bottle

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  • Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Clos de L'Echelier Rouge 2015

    Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Clos de L’Echelier Rouge 2015

    $100.00in any six

    $110.00 per single bottle

    Sublime wine. Soaring perfume of red fruits, spice and hints of Rosemary. The palate is utterly seductive. Plush and soft with a wealth of red fruits and the slinkiest sveldt tannins that hold the wine’s notes perfectly. The most sensual Cabernet Franc that I can remember having and has challenged my preconceptions about this varietal. WWC, […]

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    $100.00in any six

    $110.00 per single bottle

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  • Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Franc de Pied 2015

    Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Franc de Pied 2015

    $100.00in any six

    $110.00 per single bottle

    First made in 2008, this stunning wine comes from a 0.2-hectare parcel of ungrafted Cabernet Franc planted in a sandy parcel of land close to the river. Planting density is 10,000 vines per hectare and the vines are pruned in the échalas, or single-stake system. The 5-metre deep sandy soil is worked by horse and […]

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    $110.00 per single bottle

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  • Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Les Memories 2015

    Roches Neuves Saumur Champigny Les Memories 2015

    $108.00in any six

    $120.00 per single bottle

    This stunning bottling is drawn from a tiny, single parcel (0.72-hectares) at Dampierre, southwest of Saumur. Planted with 108-year-old Cabernet Franc vines (including many ungrafted vines) on clay-limestone and silex subsoil’. These are the oldest vines in the Germain stable and they are certainly some of, if not the, oldest Cab Franc vines in the […]

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    $108.00in any six

    $120.00 per single bottle

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