Domaine Pichard & Jourdan l'Arcestrale, 2010, Chinon, Loire Valley, France
£40.50 (inc VAT)
We literally had to fight Philippe Pichard for this rich super-cuvée Cabernet Franc.
A Humble favorite. Cabernet Franc is the father of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon is the world's most planted grape variety. That makes Cabernet Franc quite literally the daddy of red wine. And this is one of the best we've ever tasted. One of the first wines we ever imported (recommended to us in a wine shop in the Loire) and we had to fight winemaker Philippe Pichard for it.
A small dynamo Chinon vigneron producing pure, concentrated yet elegant Cabernet Franc using organic principles from average 45-year-old vines. Perfume and fruit purity are the hallmarks of Pichard & Jourdan wines. These were the first wines we ever imported and we still adore them to this day.