Chinon Rouge "Clos de la Lysardière"

Story

Location
Magnificent five-hectare vineyard overlooking the town of Chinon and set in white tufa stone walls.
Terroir
Its terroir (sandy soil on crumbly limestone) allows a very rapid warming of the soil and favours a very high maturity of the grapes. The old vines are selected on the plateau at the top of the hillside, overlooking the Vienne, on a beautiful southern exposure. The intense fruitiness and smooth tannins are powerful enough to stand up to a pie or well-prepared small game. A gourmet nugget in the land of Rabelais.
Vinification
Careful harvesting of grapes picked at very good maturity. Traditional vinification with moderate extraction of tannins. Pumping over at the beginning of fermentation.
Ageing
Aged for eight months using oxygen to gently open the wine and round out the tannins before bottling.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served at room temperature (14-16°C).
Tasting notes
Dark colour with purple tints. The powerful nose seduces with its notes of juicy black fruits (blackcurrant, cherry, blackberry), cooked fruits (plum), tobacco and spices (black pepper). The palate is ample, structured and full of flesh, balanced by its robust tannins. Powerful black cherry finish.
Food and wine pairings
To be served with fish in sauce (pike-perch or lamprey), grilled meats (beef ribs, mitts, rack of lamb), small game (hare à la royale).