Francois Chidaine, Touraine Rose 2023

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+ GRAPES: Organic, biodynamic. Made from 1/3rd each: Pinot Noir + Gamay + Grolleau estate-grown grapes in the Loire Valley, France. 

+ PROFILE: Dry, medium+ body, loads of texture, bright acidity. Crisp strawberry, chalky cherry, red currant, and loads of quartzy minerals. Refreshingly complex palate. 

+ FUNDAMENTALS: Direct-press rosé. Wild yeast fermentation in stainless steel. Aged on the lees. Tiny-production: a mere 550 cases made (!).

+ WINEMAKER HIGH-5: Chidaine embraces 'regnerative agriculture', a no-till farming approach where permanent cover crops of indigenous and sown plants coexist with the vines. By mimicking nature, the vines find their place in a complex ecosystem, allowing them to better express their place of origin. Additionally, by building soil, François improves the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted into plant material and soil organic matter.

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