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