La Grange aux Belles

La Chaussee Rouge Grolleau-Cabernet Franc Blend

8.9105 ratings
8.814 pro ratings
Loire Valley, France
Grolleau, 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
Top Notes For
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

8.6

Definitely some “natural wine aromatics” coming off of this one. Like Beaujolais, only from Can Franc and Grolleau. Good complexity with fruit and savoriness. For 13% abv I expected a bit more weight. But a fun crushable red.

Definitely some “natural wine aromatics” coming off of this one. Like Beaujolais, only from Can Franc and Grolleau. Good complexity with fruit and savoriness. For 13% abv I expected a bit more weight. But a fun crushable red.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Jordan Salcito

Sommelier/Wine Director Momofuku, Vintner Bellus Wines

9.0

Undeniably quaffable. A delicious new discovery.

Undeniably quaffable. A delicious new discovery.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2015
Cristin Brown

Not a brett monster like the 2011. Just a little to make it good :)

Not a brett monster like the 2011. Just a little to make it good :)

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2013
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

7.2

Didn't love it. Too bad.

Didn't love it. Too bad.

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2013
Sean Moore

Delicious

Delicious

May 30th, 2015
Brandon Wright

Held it back for a year and now drinking well for a cheap VdF. Delightful for a light meal.

Held it back for a year and now drinking well for a cheap VdF. Delightful for a light meal.

Oct 28th, 2014
Gabriel Girard Bernier

Nice easy drinking wine. Lots of fruit with veggie layers. Nice stuff

Nice easy drinking wine. Lots of fruit with veggie layers. Nice stuff

Jan 18th, 2014
Trac Le

Wine Director BiRite Markets

8.4

2011 vintage

2011 vintage

Jul 5th, 2013
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.2

Very cool wine. Grolleau and cab franc... nailed it blind (surprisingly).

Very cool wine. Grolleau and cab franc... nailed it blind (surprisingly).

Dec 18th, 2012
William Allen - Two Shepherds

Owner/Winemaker Two Shepherds

9.5

Wonderful 2010 Loire red. La Grange aux Belles 2010 .

Wonderful 2010 Loire red. La Grange aux Belles 2010 .

Dec 3rd, 2012