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Chinon La Noblaie, Domaine de La Noblaie

CHIN030
A light and fruity red, brimming with french sunshine.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Soft, fruity and smooth
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2020
Closure Type:
Cork
£12.99
 

Domaine de La Noblaie

Domaine la Noblaie is one of the oldest family estates in the Chinon appellation. With 18 hectares of holdings on hillside vineyards in Ligré, the property sits at almost the highest altitude in the entire AOC with commanding views over the river and the 600 year-old Chinon fortress. The property is owned and run today by François Billard, an oenologist and former professor of viticulture. Many of today’s hottest winemakers were his former students including the immensely-talented Vincent Ogereau. However, after his son Jerome wrapped up the afore-mentioned internships in Bordeaux, California, and Australia, François has handed over most of the winemaking responsibilities to his extremely able son.

Tasting Notes

Undisputably Cabernet Franc, aromatic blackcurrant aromas continue into a palate of subtle peppery spice, ripe dark berries and a soft, chalky mineral character that really makes the fruity core come alive. Silky tannins lead to a fresh finish.

Food Matches

Classic matches of Fromages or grilled meat apply, or you could try with pigeon pie.