CHINON

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CHINON

Production Region

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Chinon wine is made from the Cabernet Franc grape, finely nuanced by its links to this distinctive terroir. When grown in the light, sandy-gravel soils along the banks of the Vienne, Chinon is rounded on the palate, supple and easy to drink. When grown in the denser soil of the limestone slopes, the wine gains a fuller body, is more robust and develops a much longer ageing potential. Chinon wines are universally appreciated for their rich, balanced smoothness. 

Climate

Clima

Semi-oceanic climate

Soil type

Three main soil types: the terraces on the banks of the Vienne are made up of gravel and sand; slopes and hilltops are of yellow tuffeau while mounds and plateaux contain siliceous clay and sand.

Varietals

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White: Chenin

Red: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Dry white, rosé, red

Annual Production*

92 900 hl

or around 12 386 667 bottles

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Producers

200

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Basic Yield

55 hl/ha

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Conservation

14°-17°

elevage 2-10 years

Young wines:14-15°C
Older wines: 16-17°C

2-5 years or 5-10 years, depending on the type of wine

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Aperatif

Rosé

Charcuterie

Main Course

Whites

Fish


Reds 

Grilled meats - White Meats - Red Meat in Sauce

Degustation
Look

Vibrant cherry red with glints of violet. On ageing, develops an amber tint with hints of purple.

Nose

Cooked red or black fruitsand spice

Palate

Light and delicate, or robust and full-bodied

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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