2016 Les Arches de Belliviere 'Castor' Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon. Loire Valley, France. 750ml
The wine « Castor » of the Les Arches de Bellivière wine range is assembled from biodynamic Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon coming from the Anjou and Savennières areas. It shows nice richness and a great freshness, with ripe fruit and acidity. The Cabernet Franc dominates and shows optimal maturity; I don't think it could have been picked at a more perfect time. This is definitely Loire, and more fresh than opulent. However, a solid tannic structure assures that the wine, while ready to drink now, will age gracefully.