The vines in this gravelly parcel are the domaines oldest at 65+ years and produce This cuvée is less about volume and ripeness and much more about minerality. Complex, floral notes with cherry and strawberry flavors and an incredibly complex finish for a wine of its price. This wine’s always difficult to resist in its youth but, in this vintage in particular, will make old bones. The Grézeaux is aged for a year in a mix of large and small older wood.
These aren’t the “petits Chinons” of the bistro scene in Paris but rather exhilirating cabernet francs of great transparency and Burgundian levels of finesse. Organic farming - notoriously difficult in the Loire with it’s humidity - low yields, hand harvesting, no pumps, concrete and old wood. Not so much as a single stainless steel tank to be found. Everything I look for in a great producer. The Baudrys have a pretty broad range of terroirs to work with, various soil types, exposures etc, the variations of which make their cuvées unique and distinctive. Really just gorgeous wines with the stuffing to age gracefully or enjoy in their exuberant youth.