"Fantastic value and made from old-vine Chenin Blanc barrel-fermented and partially barrel-aged, this textured, gastronomic white sings with earthy saffron, clove, honey and red-apple aromas meeting lemon-lime zest and chamomile on the palate. Go river fish or white meats."
A charming introduction to the charms of Chinon Cabernet Franc, from a local pioneer in organic viticulture. Think crunchy raspberry and black currant fruits with hints of sage and nasturtium leaf; light, crisp tannins and a pleasantly bitter finish. Perfect for lunchtime fare o mezze evenings - or ramp up the volume with the Bonnaventure Chinon (14pc, €25)for richer concentration, silky tannin texture and subtle sweet-savoury notes of leather and spice.
Aoife Carrigy, Irish Independent, 09th July 2022