Clos de l'Elu Anjou-Villages 'Magellan' 2013

Clos de l’Elu’s 30 plots span over 22 hectares of vines, located on the southern-exposed slopes of the Loire. The estate focuses on classic Loire varieties, farmed using biodynamic principles, hand-harvested, and spontaneously fermented. The 2013 ‘Magellan’ is an organic, amphorae-vinified Cab Franc, aged 20 months in neutral French oak. Earthy & fruit-forward, with nuanced pepper undertones and gritty tannins. A knockout with white meat & tacos!
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Cabernet Franc

In Bordeaux Franc is the eccentric middle child between #1 Son Cabernet Sauvignon and cute baby-of-the-family Merlot. In the Loire (Chinon & Bourgueil) it is proudly itself: savory earthy herbal.
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Loire Valley, France

This epic waterway is France's best-known, with a diversity of viticulture that defies easy summarization; highlights include steely Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre) and spicy Cabernet Franc (Chinon).