2012 Charles Joguet Chinon ‘Silenes’ Cabernet Franc

2012 Charles Joguet Chinon ‘Silenes’ Cabernet Franc


Charles Joguet was one of the visionaries of Chinon in the Loire Valley. He believed that Chinon, planted with Cabernet Franc had a similar ability to convey a sense of place that Pinot Noir are Chardonnay are able to achieve in Burgundy. The wines are beautifully clean expressions of Cabernet Franc that reflect their origins and growing conditions.


2012 Charles Joguet Chinon ‘Silenes’ Cabernet Franc - RRP$39 - Bootleggers $34

The Silenes is the is most expressive when young of the Charles Joguet reds. Showing bright fruit and restrained structure, with the Cabernet Franc signature tobacco leaf character coming through. A beautiful example of Cabernet Franc.


Style - Elegant, fruit forward, medium bodied red wine

Tell me about the grape - Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a French red grape variety that finds it home in the Loire Valley in France. It is planted around the world, and typically shows a herbal tobacco leaf character and softer tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon.

Serving suggestion - 16-18*C

Cellaring potential - 3-5 years

Food matching - barbeques pork sausages with a roast vegetable salad

You may like this if you drink - Bordeaux or cooler-climate Cabernet Sauvignon

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