Marc Plouzeau

Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier Franc De Pied Touraine Cabernet Franc

9.348 ratings
9.317 pro ratings
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
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

Ruby colored with beautiful aromas of strawberry and green pepper accompanied by tobacco and floral notes. Savory on the palate with striking minerality and a tannic structure which should give it a long life although it’s approachable now . A Peter Weygandt selection made by Marc Plouzeau from a parcel of 150+ year-old ungrafted vines in Touraine that escaped phylloxera in the 19th century. 12.5% ABV. $40.

Ruby colored with beautiful aromas of strawberry and green pepper accompanied by tobacco and floral notes. Savory on the palate with striking minerality and a tannic structure which should give it a long life although it’s approachable now . A Peter Weygandt selection made by Marc Plouzeau from a parcel of 150+ year-old ungrafted vines in Touraine that escaped phylloxera in the 19th century. 12.5% ABV. $40.

Sep 29th, 2018
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

10

Rock star #CabernetFranc 2011 from Tourraine & pre-phylloxera vines.

Rock star #CabernetFranc 2011 from Tourraine & pre-phylloxera vines.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2014
Chris MacLean

Black cherries and chalk in perfect harmony. Long and structured. Drinking beautifully and just hitting its stride.

Black cherries and chalk in perfect harmony. Long and structured. Drinking beautifully and just hitting its stride.

Oct 30th, 2016
Nick Apone

2012 Vintage. Delicious.

2012 Vintage. Delicious.

Jun 25th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Similar flavor profile to the 07 but more piercing and longer in the mouth. WOTN for me. Thanks again @Warren L .

Similar flavor profile to the 07 but more piercing and longer in the mouth. WOTN for me. Thanks again @Warren L .

May 15th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Very pretty and complete. This was in the ready to drink zone. A perfect mix of sweet dark fruit and chalky savory notes.

Very pretty and complete. This was in the ready to drink zone. A perfect mix of sweet dark fruit and chalky savory notes.

May 15th, 2016
Chris MacLean

I need more cab franc in my collection. Love the clean, bright chalkiness and pure forrest fruit flavors in this wine.

I need more cab franc in my collection. Love the clean, bright chalkiness and pure forrest fruit flavors in this wine.

Jan 5th, 2016
Nick Apone

2012 Vintage.

2012 Vintage.

Dec 31st, 2015
Rachel Stinson Vrooman

Good stuff, need to verify the story..

Good stuff, need to verify the story..

Dec 13th, 2015
Eduardo Porto Carreiro

Sommelier/Beverage Director Untitled

9.6

2012. Terrific wine. So Pure. Give it some time in a decanter and as it unwinds, it starts to show the Chambolle side of Cab Franc.

2012. Terrific wine. So Pure. Give it some time in a decanter and as it unwinds, it starts to show the Chambolle side of Cab Franc.

May 14th, 2015