Petit Thouars Chinon "Les Georges" 2019

$17.99
Named in honor of the current proprietor's ancestors, nearly all of whom are named "George" (in fact, his real first name is "George," too). The friendliest of the estate's three red-wine offerings, "Les Georges" is produced entirely from the free-run juice of the younger vines of Cabernet Franc, and is vinified and aged in steel tank. This cuve'e comes primarily from "Les Plantes," the thirteen hectares of Cabernet Franc immediately behind (to the west of) "Le Clos" which Se'bastien's father planted between 1978 and 1988. Far from a simple gulper, however, "Les Georges" is classic Chinon in its marriage of vibrant fruit, honest tannins, and refreshing earth-mineral interplay.