From a small parcel of Cabernet Franc in the village of Beaumont-en-Véron on the right bank of the Vienne. The vines here are forty years old and planted on a slope over limestone and sand. The grapes were fermented as whole bunches in cuve for three weeks before being pressed to a combination of vats, old barrels and amphorae for a short élevage. From a cooler vintage, this shows the variety at its most pretty and perfumed. Delicate, lifted and featherweight on the palate, red fruits, earth and a gentle spice combine to beautiful effect.