This one is a little bit out of the ordinary! Made from 100% cabernet franc, it doesn't fit the usual bill for the Loire valley. Let's have a bit of a read...

The impressive Château Coudray-Montpensier, located in Chinon, has a rich history that dates to the heart of the Middle Ages (1090 AD). The castle was built during the 14th century and was owned by a succession of nobility. In 1492, during the Hundred Years’ War, Joan of Arc stayed in the castle’s tower. She was waiting for an audience with King Charles VII of France to organise an attack against the English to relieve the French troops at the siege of Orléans. After various owners during the 19th and 20th centuries, the property was eventually acquired by Dr. Christian Feray in 2005, who undertook major restorations to transform it into a cultural and gastronomic landmark.

Chateau Coudray-Montpensier Chinon 2016 @ £12.95 - Buy it here!

With robust aromas of black fruit and vanilla, the wine is refreshing with bright acidity and subtle, round tannins, with blackcurrant and spice on the finish.

Absolutely gorgeous. And available to taste too! I'll be seeing you soon I think... cheers!