Tasting Note: This beautiful wine reveals classic Loire Valley Cabernet Franc aromas and flavours with unobtrusive new oak. The balanced bouquet offers up notes of red and black cherries, coffee, fresh herbs, and a gently smoky top note. Full-bodied with nascent complexity and a moderately tannic finish. Food Pairing: Summer Salads, Charcuterie, Veal, Poultry, Pork, Lobster Details Country: France Region: Chinon, Loire Grape variety: Cabernet Franc Vintage: 2009 Bottle size: 75cl Regrettably, this product is non-exportable Bertrand Sourdais is the winemaker and caretaker of his family’s winery, driving its success. For his top cuveé the Les Pensées de Pallus, he selects his best vines, which happens to be his oldest. His best grapes are 30 years old and grown in limestone, clay and sand soils. It is the limestone that gives the wine its bracing, pure, perfume qualities, while the clay provides its power and the sand its ease.