This wine is (as it says on the label), L’alliance des générations – a wine made by 2 generations of the Merieau family. Jean-François, his sister Patricia and their father Jacky. A blend of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Malbec (here known locally as Côt), the wine is aged for 18 months in oak fûts and then given a substantial period of ageing in the cellar before being released on to the market. We enjoyed a magnum of 2005 last night which went extremely well with an all in one dish of chicken thighs roasted with red peppers, chorizo, black olives, baby new potatoes, shallots, garlic and orange.
L’Alliance des generations – a top Cabernet Franc/Malbec blend from Touraine
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