Despite a lot of rain at harvest, cool temperatures meant there was fewer botrytis in 2016 than in 2015. 2016 is one of the coolest years in recent times. The wines are very promising, fresh-tasting, lower in alcohol, and higher in acidity than in usual years.
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2019 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses 2019 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses Les Picasses is the most famous Chinon lieu-dit, close to the village of Beaumont-En-Véron on the north bank of the Vienne River. It is a slope with full southern exposure and chalky clay-limestone soils. Raffault’s mid-slope vines are at least 50 years old and [...]