Wines Cabernet Franc

Wines Cabernet Franc
Jonathan Maltus started in Saint Emilion in 1994 with a small vineyard - Château Teyssier, which he has added to over the years, so that he now has 50 hectares under vines. He was early and significant in the garagiste movement with the introduction of Le Dôme in 1996, a remarkable expression of Cabernet Franc that Robert Parker frequently rates in the top 90’s, including scores of 99 and 100 points for 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, his last single vineyard release - Vieux Château Mazerat (VCM) in 2008 was, alongside Cheval Blanc and Ausone, the only Saint Emilion to be awarded five stars from Decanter.

As Will Lyons of The Wall Street Journal and the Sunday Times commented ‘What Jonathan has achieved in Bordeaux is nothing short of remarkable’.

Jonathan has one last boutique vineyard (just over a hectare) on the plateau in Saint Emilion up his sleeve, planted on some of the best soils in the region, with old vines (some pre-'56), surrounded by Grand Cru Classé châteaux. He approached Tom in Summer 2014 as wanted to offer the wine on a strict allocation-only basis directly to an exclusive clientele - our own Grand Crew and affiliates. And so an exciting new collaboration was born with a project title "Le Chapeau" which has come to fruition with the launch of a brand new wine, 'Pontet Labrie'.

The Cabernet Franc Grape

Cabernet Franc is a bit of a heavyweight in the wine world: a global black grape variety, principally grown for blending in the Bordeaux style, a single varietal particularly in the Loire, France, and it is a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripening a little earlier than its offspring, Cabernet Franc is often planted as an insurance in case Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t fully ripen. It is in the world’s Top 20 of grape varieties planted. Found in the USA, Canada (where it is getting a reputation as a great Ice Wine), China, Kazakhstan, the Southern Hemisphere New World and of course Europe.

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  1. Lacroix, Bordeaux Supérieur
    Lacroix, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2016
    Bordeaux
    Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

    From £14.30 per bottle

  2. Château Pontet Labrie
    Château Pontet Labrie, 2019
    Bordeaux
    Cabernet Franc, Merlot

    From £690.00 per case

  3. Château Teyssier Kosher
    Château Teyssier Kosher, 2019
    Bordeaux
    Cabernet Franc, Merlot
    Delivery December 2021

    From £384.00 per case

  4. Château Pontet Labrie
    Château Pontet Labrie, 2018
    Bordeaux
    Cabernet Franc, Merlot
    Delivery 2021

    From £690.00 per case

  5. Le Dome
    Le Dome, 2018
    Bordeaux
    Cabernet Franc, Merlot
    Delivery 2021

    From £744.00 per case

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