A fun and perfectly funky fresh take on carbonic cabernet franc from a completely excellent wine project - that of the one and only Laurent Herlin.
*Site & Vines: *25 year old vines of Cabernet Franc from Clos de la Gaucherie.
*Vinification & Elevage: ** carbonic maceration (entire bunches - unseeded) in tanks saturated with carbon dioxide. The fermentation will start inside each grape (enzymatic degradation pellicle). Bottled after a slight filtration degrading.
**Age-ability: DRINK ME
*Suggested Pairings: *As an aperitif, with charcuterie. On Italian or sweet-salty dishes.
With a dry goat cheese.
Laurent Herlin found his domaine in 2009. After a successful career as a computer engineer, he felt his life-long passion for wine and ecology and the Loire Valley’s Cab Franc calling. He studied in Beaune and interned in a few places before settling on a small farm in Bourgeuil with 1 hectare of Cab Franc.
Today he farms 6 ha of vineyards organically and biodynamically including a small 4 hectare clos. Soils are made of sand, gravel and clay-limestone. His wines are lively expressive like the soils they come from, and outright delicious.