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2009 Francois Cazin Cour-Cheverny Le Petit Chambord Cuvee Renaissance, Loire, France

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Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $35

Score: 91.
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
91/100 (8 notes from 6 users )  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours General Agricole Paris 2011 Gold
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Price History for 2009 Francois Cazin Cour-Cheverny Le Petit Chambord Cuvee Renaissance, Loire, France
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Grape Variety: Romorantin

Romorantin is a light-skinned variety grown in the east of the vast Loire region of France. It has its own 48-ha appellation, Cour-Cheverny, where it is the only permitted variety. The dry wines are suited for early consumption and have a rather neutral flavor profile, save for a hint of herbs. Subtle citrus and honeyed notes can be achieved in some vintages when botrytis appears. These sweet wines are then labeled as moelleux.

The waning popularity of Romorantin could mean it eventually fades away as varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay are preferred. Romorantin and Chardonnay share a common parent in the ancient ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Cour-Cheverny wine region

    Cour-Cheverny is the appellation for the distinctive wines made from the Romorantin grape variety in a group of central Loire Valley vineyards between Tours and Orleans.

    Promoted from VDQS status in March 1993, the title remains rather limited in terms of volume. The wines are produced from just under 125 acres (50ha) of Romorantin vines spread across 12 parishes, including Cheverny and, of course, Cou ... more

  • Touraine wine region

    Touraine is the district at the very heart of France's Loire Valley wine region, both geographically and in terms of production. Named after the city of Tours at its center, it follows the course of the Loire river for roughly 60 miles (100km), from Blois and Mesland in the east to ... more

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