Chinon Les Hauts & Les Bas
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Les hauts & les bas, meaning "the highs and lows", is a cuvée in which different terroirs are blended. It is composed of gravels (the banks of the river Vienne, "the lows") and flint rocks on the plateau of Cravant, "the highs." The gravels give fruit and roundness when the flinty clay brings minerality and tension. The blend is aged half in cement tank and the other half in 5 years old barrels. It is bottled in September just before the following harvest. This is juicy Cab Franc with black fruit and jammy tones with just a hint of smoke and meat.