Plaisir Epicurien, AOP Chinon, Rouge 2019


The story
Two young winegrowers came to the Vignobles du Paradis, in the heart of the Chinon AOP.
Penetrating a mysterious cellar, they discovered some intriguing bunches of grapes from a Cabernet Franc vine pruned with a chainsaw and, despite themselves, unleashed a demonic oenological force.

Seeking to escape from this demonic force, without giving in to the temptation of the Great Sulphite, the controversial universal protector, they gave birth to Evil Red, a bloodthirsty and possessed Chinon, protected only by its shield of silky tannins…
The vines sit on a silty-clay plateau bordered by woods on the upper left bank of the Vienne valley.
The clay soil provides the vines with little nourishment, ripening takes longer, the wine is therefore richer, fuller-bodied and more generous in aromas.
In the vineyard
Guyot Simple pruning. The vineyards are grassed in order to regulate the water supply and control the vigour of the vines.
Long traditional maceration (15-20 days).
Cabernet franc : 100%


Serve at 15°C
Ageing potential
5 years
Tasting notes
Dark, intense colour. Powerful carnal nose with tempting notes of ripe fruit, plums, tobacco and roasted peppers. The palate is full, well-structured and balanced by full-bodied tannins.
Food pairings
Perfect with a rib of beef, grilled meat (flank or loin of beef, rack of lamb).