2020 Les Athlètes du Vin Chinon Cabernet Franc

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem

A crisp, bright, natural bistro wine for summer! Serve with a slight chill on it and enjoy with anything off the BBQ.

Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, minimal sulfur addition, and only 1,000 cases produced.

  • Tasting Notes ripe raspberry, cherry, wild strawberry, rose petal, bell pepper, dried herbs
  • Variety Cabernet Franc
  • Region France, Loire Valley
  • Volume 750ml
  • Table Talk “Drinking wine is also a sport, as you have to lift your elbow — a very high-level intensity of physical activity, you know.” - Fabrice Gendrot, owner.

Les Athlètes du Vin is a négociant project based in the heart of the Loire Valley. The group is made up of some of the region’s most dynamic and respected winemakers, including Thierry Germain, Pierre Breton, and Mathieu Vallée of Château Yvonne. All wines at Les Athlètes du Vin are vinifed by various members of the Vini Be Good network and are produced using their own grapes or grapes purchased from reliable friends and neighbors.

Winemaking is done with minimal intervention, native yeasts, and minimal sulfur, with light or no filtration implemented (depending on the cuvée). Les Athlètes du Vin strive to make delicious and authentic, that are both responsibly produced and affordable. The labels are created by French artist, illustrator, and cartoonist Michel Tolmer, who has been the unofficial lead artist of the French natural wine movement since the 1990s.