Domaine Bobinet Ruben Cabernet Franc 2019
Domaine Bobinet are a shining light for the natural wines of the Loire, For while they do not take any shortcuts in the crafting of their wines, they manage to make them cleanly, yet full of life, for great cross-over appeal.
Notes from the Lo-Fi crew:
Ruben is made from a plot of 50 year old vines from limestone/clay soils high above the town of Saumur. Grapes are de-stemmed and kept on skins for 30 days without any pumping or plunging. Once pressed the wine is aged for 8 months in old barrels. Ruben is a wine with a nice balance between structure and gluttony. The tannins are fine and silky, the nose fruity and bloody. We find the influence of clays in the fullness of the mouth, as well as the minerality of limestone in the freshness of the wine.
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Region: Loire Valley