2016 VDF 'L'écume des nuits'
Organic Cabernet Franc. Whole bunches macerated for 3 weeks in wooden tank. Pressed, then back into wooden tank. Bottled end of July 2017. Zero SO2.
Powerful old school Cab Franc aromas jump out of the glass and greet you with a warm hug. This smells like all the big name Cab Francs from the Loire, but has an extra bit of lift and energy about it. Very clean, and very dense, there are dark fruits, chocolate, dark forest, christmas spice, bay and liquorice notes that display both power and comfort at the same time. Super energetic on the palate, slightly frosty tingly, and then a dense mid palate full of flavour and depth sails through, before the fine, fine taninns coat your mouth. Limestone freshness, nice grip, nice tension, perfect balance, lots of complexity and interest - this wine is so full of energy - and that's what happens with biodynamic farming on an incredible site, no additions and no SO2. An amazing example of Cabernet Franc. I like this wine with a decant and a slight chill too. Best to drink with a meal - enjoy!