The vineyards extends on 2100 hectares. Chinon red wine is only made from Cabernet Franc. White is made from Chenin (or Pineau de Loire). Red wines have a cherry colour. Wines made on gravels are light and delicate, very aromatic (red fruits), pleasant from a young age. Wines on limestone, clay and flint are full bodied with complex black berry and spicies. Service temperature: 14-15°C for the young wines, 16-17°C for the older wines. Keeping potential : depending on their type, Chinon wines reach their maturity from 2 to 5 years or from 10 to 20 years.
One of our wine makers partner in Chinon: Cravant les Côteaux, one of the very best villages for Chinon wines. With gentle southern facing slops on lime stone subsoil. This excellent wine grower possesses 25 ha of vineyards of multiple ages and some of which exceed 50 years. You will sample a selection of Chinon wines from 1980 to the present in the cellar that he dug for 25 years. You will surely appreciate this winery - a blend of high-technology, traditions, knowledge and authenticity.