Chateau Pierre-Bise "Les Rouannieres" Anjou Villages, Cabernet Franc 2016
Claude and Joelle Papin-Chevalier started Chateau Pierre Bise thirty years ago. Claude Papin (a former President of the Technical Institute of the Vine and of Wine) and his wife are the most polemic defenders of the Anjou terroir, being perhaps unsurprisingly very good friends with Marcel Deiss from Alsace. They control over 32 hectares of vines, producing a vast array of single parcel whites, reds and sweet wines. This is a classic Cabernet Franc from Loire Valley in the specific, with vegetal notes that are accompanied by a combination of Black and Red fruits and a medium body structure.