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Franck Balthazar Vin de France 2017

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Franck Balthazar Vin de France 2017

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60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, with grapes sourced from Seguret (about 80km from Cornas). Elegant with tart black cherry and tea aromas. A wonderful expression of place.

Franck Balthazar took over the family domaine, dating back to 1931, in 2002. His father Rene had been in charge since 1950 and had overseen the move into domaine bottling in the 1970s, at the same time as his contemporaries Auguste Clape and Noel Verset. The domaine has extended from the 2 hectares of 2002 (1 ha of centenarian vines Chaillot and one 50 year old hecatre in Mazzard) to around 3,5ha today - plantings on an extreme site above Sabarotte were added in 2005 & 2008 on newly formed terraces. This willingness to do things the hard way in pursuit of excellence is a hallmark of Franck's work, in keeping with time-honoured tradition that his grandfather, Casimir, would recognise. Vineyards are organic and ploughed with a horse, ferments are whole cluster with native yeasts in concrete vats. To retain the perfume gifted by old vines and high-perched plantings all wines are aged in old 600 litre demi muid. Sulphur is kept to an absolute minimum, indeed all winemaking techniques are as natural as possible.
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