The thing about the Richou wines is their purity and depth of fruit. If length in wine bespeaks elegance, then Richou's wines come dressed in silk. They're also beautifully transparent vis-à-vis their terroir: these are wines of Anjou; even more specifically, wines of Anjou's schist soil.
This is full of fresh rich fruit and makes a terrific bistro wine. It is made in tank primarily from younger vine Cabernet Franc with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon. These varieties grow in Aubance schists in two parcels totaling 2.8 hectares, or nearly 7 acres. Ideal yield is around 40 h/ha and rough annual production is 1,250 cases.
Varietal Composition: 80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Anjou AOC
Farming Practices: Certified Organic