Story

The wine
Chinon is a small picturesque town of 9000 inhabitants, located near the Loire River, in the middle of the Loire Valley. Became Unesco world Heritage in 2001 and is the birthplace of RABELAIS born in year 1484, famous lawyer, doctor, Evangelist and writer “No man can hate the noble wine….”
Situation
The wonderful Chinon vineyards covers about 2.000 ha. in the Vienne department.
Terroir
The vines florish in a sandy limestone soil.
Vinification
The grappes are completely destemmed. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel-vats (24°C) to preserve the aromatic potential. Short vatting from 12 to 18 days, depending on the year.
Maturing
Aged 6 months.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve slightly chilled (14-16°).
Tasting notes
Beautiful ruby colour with purple highlights. Deep nose with juicy black fruits (black currant, cherry). It is a round and well-balanced to drink wine. Soft and persistent tannin.
Food pairing
This red wine goes admirably with white meats, delicatessen meat, games, grilled meats and cheeses.