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“Happiness and hard work go together” – reads the inscription on the wall of the Château de la Fresnaye


An academic and philosopher before becoming a winemaker, Patrick Baudouin is a Loire maverick often referred to as ‘poet of terroir’. His wines are best described as ‘untamed’ and really express the specific plot they hail from. They are not manipulated or massaged into a style; they are wild in nature yet precise and clean in the glass. Quality is everything to Patrick and all grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted so that only the best fruit goes into his wines.


Château de la Fresnaye is a 16th C Renaissance castle, on whose lands grow old Cabernet Franc vines planted on schist veined by limestone. It is this outstanding and expressive terroir and grapes that Baudouin brings to life in this wine. It is aged in second-use Burgundian barrels for 6 months for added depth, complexity and softness. A trademark and vibrant Loire Cabernet Franc profile comes together with decided earthiness throughout. Ripe cherry and wild strawberry blend with a whiff of roses. The palate is juicy and taught with nuances of earth and game. Wild with incredible rustic elegance.


Grape: Cabernet Franc (100%)


Region: Vallée de la Loire, FranceAnjou, France

Viticulture and Winemaking: 100% de-stemmed. Ambient yeast fermentation, maceration by infusion. Aged on the lees in used Burgundian barrels. Racked to tank and aged a few months before bottled. Minimal SO2 additions.



$46.95/BTL + .20 Bottle Deposit

12 x 750ml

2017 Patrick Baudouin “La Fresnaye” Anjou Rouge

  • Purchases must be made by the full case from the consignment program. Delivery fees apply and all products are subject to availability. All prices are subject to change without prior notice. 

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