My Smug Mug - thewinepundit

While I was visiting the Loire valley winegrowing region, I happened to stay with a new friend in the tiny, tiny village of Candes St Martin, nearly equidistant to Chinon and Saumur. The streets are narrow, the wines honest and the people have very, very big hearts. I was surprised to see as much carbonic maceration for Cabernet Franc as I did.

loireFranceCabernet FrancChinonSaumurCandes St Martin