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Domaine des Forges, Anjou Rouge, 2020

Domaine des Forges, Anjou Rouge, 2020

Pure Cabernet Franc, unoaked – we enjoy this crisp and raspberryish wine for its honest, mildly slatey character (weirdly enough it’s grown on greyish shale), that mineral expression of Loire Cabernet Franc. Sappy and juicy with a... Read More

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ColourRed

RegionLoire

GrowerForges

Grape VarietyCabernet Franc

Vintage2020

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFOR120

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Domaine des Forges, Anjou Rouge, 2020

Pure Cabernet Franc, unoaked – we enjoy this crisp and raspberryish wine for its honest, mildly slatey character (weirdly enough it’s grown on greyish shale), that mineral expression of Loire Cabernet Franc. Sappy and juicy with a tobacco-leaf hint. Now-2023

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