Patrick Lambert Rose
The wine estate of Patrick Lambert is located about 10 kilometers east of Chinon in the small village of Cravant les Coteaux. Managed by Patrick since 1990, the estate was previously owned by his grandfather. His prized 6.34 hectares of vines lie in an area where many of Chinon’s cru vineyards and most exalted producers are based. When Patrick started farming the vineyards he decided to not only reduce yields, but also convert to organic farming. In 2005 he made the further step of narrowing down his holdings to only his finest vineyards, allowing him to make the highest quality wines possible. The vines average in age between 19 to 60 years. Patrick's cellar cool and dark cellar is dug directly into the limestone bedrock beneath the vineyards. Naturally insulated and seemingly impervious to the changes of time, it houses a collection of wines going back to 1979, exhibiting the staying power of Patrick’s wines.
Dry and fruit driven, this rosé is made from Cabernet Franc harvested from 20 year old vines.