Chinon = Cabernet Franc

Chinon is a city in Touraine, a province in the heart of the Loire Valley, France. The red wine of the region is Cabernet Franc.

Chinon provided asylum to Kings from the 12th to 16th centuries, and remains dotted with limestone facades that whisper at its noble history. interestingly, Cabernet Franc is also the parent grape of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Notes of raspberry, macerated strawberry, bramble, wet slate, red pepper and a hint of heat reminiscent of paprika. Medium+ body, medium tannin, medium+ acidity.

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Lauren launched Minnesota Uncorked™ to encourage exploration of wine. When she's not masquerading as a wine writer on the internet, Lauren earns her keep as a marketing specialist in the wine industry. Lauren can be reached at lauren@mnuncorked.com. She is WSET Certified Level III (Distinction), a Certified Wine Professional (CWP) through Saint Paul College, and a Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) through Vine Lab Wine & Spirts Academy.
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