Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses 2017
Raffault’s ‘les Picasses’ often has a light garnet color belying the depth of fruit flavor and complexity. Its style is rustic and quite earthy, with hints of orange zest and deep, dark cherry flavor. The tannins are soft, but present, and the mineral complexity in the finish is superb.
Domaine Olga Raffault is a French wine estate situated in the central Loire. The majority of its portfolio is dedicated to the Cabernet Franc-based red wines from the village of Chinon. The domaine started in the early half of the 20th Century, when recently widowed Olga Raffault achieved her first vintage with the help of a WWII German prisoner of war, Ernest Zenninger. This began a successful family winemaking business that is today managed by Sylvie Raffault and her husband, Eric de la Vigerie.