This extremely quaffable Chinon is made with fruit grown on 45-65 year old vines produce a dark purple in colour wine. Round and seductive is a good description with slightly chalky tannins and crunchy acidity. Fermented and aged in cement and bottled without sulphur.
Domaine de l’R’s vineyard is managed as naturally as possible by working the soil and protecting the vines from disease with sulphur and copper. The harvest is carried out manually and only gravity is used for movements in the cellar (and therefore racking is minimal). Fermentation takes place in raw cement vats and the addition of sulphites takes place only when necessary prior to bottling.
Powerful is a good description. Medium Bodied but full of flavour. We had it with bbq ribs.
CHINON – DOMAINE DE L’R LE CANAL DES GRANDS PIECES 2020
$30.99 regularly $34.99