Les Justices - 2020 - Sophie et Clément Maire Kurdziel
Vignobles Les Justices
A concentrated nose of black fruits – blackcurrant, blackberry jam – with long pepper and floral notes. The palate is built for wonderful food pairings, with very elegant, almost silky tannic structure, plus fine acidity, beautiful freshness, and a long, fruity finish.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Val de Loire IGP
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2027
100% Cabernet Franc from old vines in conversion to organic farming, planted in Ligré in 1947 on clay-silica soils at the vineyard site “Les Justices”, in the Chinon appellation. Harvesting is done by hand, with yields of 20 hl/ha. Natural vinification: the grapes are destemmed, followed by 45 days of maceration with little extraction, blending of free-run and press juices, and 12 months of maturation – 50% in 500-litre barrels and 50% in vats. Bottled at the estate in March 2022 without fining or filtration, and just a microdose of sulphur.
Sophie et Clément Maire-Kurdziel
Sophie and Clément Maire-Kurdziel, just in their early forties, are respectively from Moselle and Aveyron in France, and met at the university in Montpellier. Both became oenologists, they worked for large Estates in France and abroad, before returning to the Loire Valley. Being actually close to the field and the vineyards, they quickly realized the limits of chemistry, and became more...All wines
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