Story

Situation
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….”
Terroir
Clos de la Lysardière covers the majority of Chinon’s terroirs. It is surrounded by a lovely tufa wall and benefits from a very good sun exposure that allows us to harvest exceptional mature grapes. The 1ha vines of Chenin Blanc are situated in a clay-limestone hillside.
Vinification
Manual harvest, successive selection of ripe grapes and sorting-out. Gentle pressing and fermentation at cool temperatures to preserve all the aromas.
Maturing
The wine is aged for 10 months with regular stirring in order to develop a beautiful aromatic structure.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Enjoy slightly chilled (12°C)
Tasting notes
Golden yellow colour with brilliant reflections. This very pleasant Chinon blanc presents a seductive nose with candied citrus fruit, pineapple, apricot, grilled almond aromas; enhanced by a delicate minerality. On the palate, it is rich and well balanced structure with slightly acid fruity notes. Long and persistent aftertaste of crystallized fruit aromas.
Food pairing
Enjoy slightly on its own as an aperitif; this wine goes well with fishes, shellfish (lobster, crayfish), white meats or soft cheese (brie, camembert).