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Cabernet Franc at the biodynamic estate of Pascal Lambert in Chinon

Lambert Mathilde Rosé : 2014

  Lambert Mathilde Rosé : 2014 • Variety : 100% Cabernet Franc.  All grapes at Lambert are the product certified organic (Ecocert)  and biodynamic farming. • Terroir : a mix of gravel with clay and silex in Chinon and Cravant-les-Coteaux. • Vine age : 10 to 50 years. • Yields : 45 hectoliter per hectaire to  à 50 hL/ha. • Harvest : hand harvested, […]

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Making wine in Serbia

Artizone Chicago shares our new sunny, summer whites

It’s a wonderful day here at Candid Wines.  We’ve unloaded an obscene amount of wine from partners in France, Germany, and Serbia (yes, SERBIA!), including many new vintages of old favorites (Lambert‘s Mathilde Rose 2012, Cuvee Marie 1999) and new wines from new producers like Francuska Vinarjia and Domaine Sainte Croix (info coming soon). Among […]

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Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented Rosé from Porter Creek

Porter Creek 2012 Rosé

2013 has been the year of Rosé here at Candid with Lambert’s “Mathilde” made from Cabernet Franc and Scherrer’s “Dry Rosé” made from Grenache and Syrah going out the door fast than ever.  To beef up our offering we added the Barra‘s Rosé of Pinot Noir for the first time and direct imported Dominique and […]

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Cuvee Marie

Cuvee Marie, Chinon

Vineyard: – Age of the vines: 55 to 70 years , – Soil: clayey terraces and gravel (colluvium) and clay-siliceous – Location: 3 plots of Cravant-les-Coteaux – Farming: Ecocert certified organic agriculture AB , biodynamic Varietal: Cabernet Franc 100% Yields: 30 hl / ha Harvest: manual sorting table in the winery and gravity fed into […]

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Biodynamic Cabernet Franc from Pascal Lambert in Chinon

Cuvée Marie from Beatrice and Pascal Lambert, Chinon

Pascal and Beatrice Lambert’s oldest parcel of Cabernet Franc from the midslopes of the hill in Chinon produce this lovely, complex, deep wine. Perhaps what we enjoy most about this Cuvée is the fact that it ages so gracefully.  We are pleased to be able to offer 2005 and 2006 at present, both of which […]

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Biodynamic Cabernet Franc from Pascal Lambert in Chinon

Les Chesnaies “Cuvée Marie”, Cabernet Franc, Chinon

“Cuvée Marie” has traditionally been the estate’s flagship wine, featuring 85 year old vines growing halfway up the hillside of “Cravant les Coteaux”. The old vines produce the densest, darkest fruit of any on the estate and Pascal feels they have the greatest potential for longevity once bottled. 2005 was a fabulous year for Cabernet […]

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Cuvee Marie

Les Chesnaies “Cuvée Marie”, Cabernet Franc, Chinon

“Cuvée Marie” has traditionally been the estate’s flagship wine, featuring 85 year old vines growing halfway up the hillside of “Cravant les Coteaux”. The old vines produce the densest, darkest fruit of any on the estate and Pascal feels they have the greatest potential for longevity once bottled. The Lamberts achieved a balance of fruit, […]

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