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2015 Charles Joguet Chinon Rosé

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ITEM 8462824 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8472975 1 $20 Oct 9, 2022
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RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

Musky red berry, orange pith and floral scents show very good clarity and pick up a subtle herbal nuance as the wine opens up. Sappy, spicy and focused on entry, offering red currant and bitter cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter with air. Chewy and nicely concentrated, delivering solid finishing thrust and lingering rose pastille and blood orange notes.

PRODUCER

Charles Joguet

Domain Charles Joguet was founded in 1957 in the Chinon appellation, in the heart of the Loire Valley. The domain has about 110 acres of vineyards planted to Cabernet Franc, and 9 acres planted to Chenin blanc and Pineau de la Loire. The owner of the domaine is Jacques Genet, who became Charles Joguet’s business partner in 1985. Many wine writers consider Domain Charles Joguet to be the best producer of Chinon wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has noted that the estate’s “oldest and most famous vines are in the Clos de la Dioterie.” The estate’s Chinon Clos de la Dioterie Vieilles Vignes is it’s signature wine.

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.”