Anjou Village Brissac, Château Prince

PRIN150
A wonderfully ripe and forward Cabernet Franc, showing brightness and purity of fruit. Vibrant, soft and fruit driven, juicy and yet intense
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
dry
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Anjou
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£21.99
 

Chateau Prince

Château Princé, certified organic since 2015 by Ecocert, is a benchmark of the AOC Coteaux De L'Aubance, Anjou Villages Brissac and Anjou Blanc. Régis Vincenot’s first acquisition in 2002, this estate is located at the gates of the Angers capital, in the town of Saint-Melaine-sur-Aubance. The property's vines form an exceptional islet on a shale hill overlooking the Aubance River. The top of the hill presents soils where slate dominates. These “hot” lands are planted in chenin to create dry or sweet white wines with a strong personality. Cabernet Franc, a more water-hungry grape, is planted on the slopes allowing optimal maturity for the production of dense and deep reds.

Tasting Notes

The nose is redolent of baked black fruits, soft and lush tannins from the extra years ageing. Notes of menthol, herbs and some coffee present, but the over-riding impression is of ripe black fruit, a touch of jamminess and lovely minerality.

Food Matches

Perfect with mature cheeses, grilled red meats such as beef, lamb or pork, or a hearty vegetarian stew with some spice

Vinification

Hand picked and sorted grapes, crushed and then fermented on skins for 15-18 days. Transferred into tank for malolactic, then into barrel for maturation. Matured in the bottle until release