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Central Loire harvest delivers volume and ‘fantastic’ quality

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Central Loire harvest delivers volume and ‘fantastic’ quality
24 November 2022 19:03
Central Loire harvest delivers volume and ‘fantastic’ quality

Centre-Loire producers are touting the 2022 vintage as “maybe the best in 30 years”, according to Francois Dal of the BIVC’s (Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre) technical arm, SICAVAC.


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John

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Re: Central Loire harvest delivers volume and ‘fantastic’ quality
24 November 2022 19:12
Cabernet Franc: A Local Hero In the Loire Valley

Cabernet Franc has long taken a back seat to its dazzling offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon. So wildly successful has the latter become that for most of the wine-drinking public, the name Cabernet simply means Cabernet Sauvignon. Does anyone know, or even care, about the “other” Cabernet? Globally, it’s barely visible. And in its Loire Valley heartland, Cabernet Franc has suffered from a reputation for green character, unripe tannin, and lean leafiness for as long as anyone can remember, struggling to find an identity beyond these attributes. But a greater understanding of how to get the best out of this sensitive variety has led to radical advances in quality. In a world where ripeness is easy to come by, but freshness and balance less so, Cabernet Franc is coming into its own. Properly handled, it produces sublimely fragrant and graceful wines that can appeal within a year of bottling and age for a decade or more. With a string of warm, successful vintages under its svelte belt, perhaps Loire Valley Cabernet Franc’s moment in the sun has finally arrived.


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John

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Koken is meer dan een recept.
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