The Loire Valley is a large, diverse region, and the wines made there are resultingly diverse in grape and style. In the middle of the Loire, near Touraine, Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc are king and queen, respectively. Chinon and Bourgeil are regions well known for Cabernet Franc, while Vouvray and Savennieres are the most famous appelations for Chenin Blanc. Here Cabernet Franc, the father of Cabernet Sauvignon, shows itself often to be leaner, more rustic, and more herbaceous than its offspring.
The Marc Bredif Chinon Shows itself to be somewhat ripe for the style, with plenty of chewy rhubarb, black cherry, and charateristic bell pepper, while maintaining freshness with bright acidity. A great food wine - begs for game and charcuterie.