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2012 Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot

ITEM 8449079 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
zakea $43 $43
jehou $42 $0
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8449079 1 $43 Sep 25, 2022
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RATINGS

90Vinous / IWC

Complex aromas of black cherry, plum, spicecake and musky underbrush. Dense, sweet and tactile, this cabernet franc shows a sappy core of dark berry fruit with impressive energy...finishes with a serious tannic backbone and chewy licorice and bitter chocolate notes.

PRODUCER

Bernard Baudry

Domaine Bernard Baudry is located in the village of Cravant-les-Coteaux and in the town of Chinon, in France’s Loire Valley. It was founded in 1975 when Bernard Baudry, then a young wine consultant with a degree in oenology from Beaune, decided to start his own domaine. He purchased 5 acres of vineyards. Today the domaine owns 75 acres and Bernard works with his son Matthieu, who joined the family domaine in 2000 after studying winemaking and working in California and Tasmania. The domaine grows Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc and produces its wine in what the French call the biodynamic, or natural method, meaning grapes are grown organically and tended and harvested by hand. Additional sugar, yeasts and sulfur dioxide are avoided during fermentation. Domaine Bernard Baudry makes several cuvees from various vineyards, and has won praise from the Wine Advocate, among other journals.

REGION

France, Loire Valley, Chinon

The Loire Valley in central France is home to numerous important appellations and sub-appellations. Its 185,000 vineyard acres include 87 appellations in Anjou, Samur, Touraine and Chinon, among other areas. The Loire River, which stretches from Nantes on the Atlantic Coast to Orleans, about 80 miles south of Paris, has been a boon to winemaking in the region ever since the Romans planted vineyards some 2,000 years ago. The river moderates the climate in the Loire Valley, which in the 11th and 12th centuries produced wine that was more prized than the wines of Bordeaux or Burgundy. Today the Loire Valley is best known for its white wines, though it actually produces as much red and white wine. The prestigious white wines of the region are Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Muscadet and Vouvray. The white grapes most frequently grown are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne. The best red wines are typically Cabernet Franc or Gamay. Though Loire Valley wines are widely admired in France, outside of the country they suffer from a lack of recognition. In writing about Loire wines, Hugh Johnson has noted that the “classic word for them is charming; the classic mystery that they are not more appreciated outside of France.”