Jean-Maurice Raffault

Chinon Cabernet Franc Rosé

9.0119 ratings
9.024 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
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Diaphanous orange. Mineral-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral aromas are complemented by a spicy white pepper accent. Intense red berry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors display very good depth and fine definition. Closes long and nervy, showing strong tension and repeating mineral and floral qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)

Diaphanous orange. Mineral-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral aromas are complemented by a spicy white pepper accent. Intense red berry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors display very good depth and fine definition. Closes long and nervy, showing strong tension and repeating mineral and floral qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2020)

Jun 12th, 2020
Daniel P. Drake

Today I picked up this 2018 Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rośe. 100% Cabernet Franc and just another reason why I love this grape so much.

The nose has beautiful aromas of red fruit, strawberries, red raspberry, watermelon, orange zest, melon and minerality.

On the palate is a delicious strawberry, tart grapefruit, tart raspberry, red currant, pomegranate, orange peel and a nice mineral note.

This wine is medium bodied very dry with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that lead into a clean crisp fresh finish. A very pleasing summer drinker. If other 18's from Loire are this good I will be drink my share of Loire Rośes this year. Have a safe weekend enjoying yourselfs. Nostrovia ! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Today I picked up this 2018 Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rośe. 100% Cabernet Franc and just another reason why I love this grape so much.

The nose has beautiful aromas of red fruit, strawberries, red raspberry, watermelon, orange zest, melon and minerality.

On the palate is a delicious strawberry, tart grapefruit, tart raspberry, red currant, pomegranate, orange peel and a nice mineral note.

This wine is medium bodied very dry with medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that lead into a clean crisp fresh finish. A very pleasing summer drinker. If other 18's from Loire are this good I will be drink my share of Loire Rośes this year. Have a safe weekend enjoying yourselfs. Nostrovia ! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jul 11th, 2019
John Willison

Wild strawberry, sour citrus, herbal and berry finish.

Wild strawberry, sour citrus, herbal and berry finish.

Jun 14th, 2019
Rachel Gendreau

Sage and thyme and eventually wet earth and decomposing deciduous forest.

Sage and thyme and eventually wet earth and decomposing deciduous forest.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
Zak Kilson

Wine of the Week at Wilmington Wine

Wine of the Week at Wilmington Wine

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2014
Liam Doody

Good vintage for pink Chinon! This lighter style dry rose has nice berry fruit and a fresh style.

Good vintage for pink Chinon! This lighter style dry rose has nice berry fruit and a fresh style.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2014
Mike Merriman

Rosé time! Green notes on the nose and palate. I'm guessing 6-7 % RS? It's a Cab Franc, so green notes make sense, but gets in the way of the crispness that Rosé should express.

Rosé time! Green notes on the nose and palate. I'm guessing 6-7 % RS? It's a Cab Franc, so green notes make sense, but gets in the way of the crispness that Rosé should express.

Jun 30th, 2015
Shawn Underwood

Actually rose of Cab Franc. ..

Actually rose of Cab Franc. ..

Sep 9th, 2014
Matt DeMarco

Almost rose weather!

Almost rose weather!

Mar 31st, 2013
Patrick McHugh

Related to Olga?

Related to Olga?

Sep 29th, 2018