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Chinon 'Le Chêne Vert', Domaine Serge et Bruno Sourdais 2015

Red Wine from France - Loire
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This excellent Chinon needed a little time to come around but the generosity of the vintage shines now that it has, with bright red fruits now emerging as it sheds its tannins.
Price: £12.95 Bottle
Price: £77.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: LO13821

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Cabernet Franc
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 13% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Cork, natural

Domaine Sourdais

A sixth-generation family-owned estate at Cravant-les-Coteaux, run since 1992 by Bruno Sourdais. There are 55 ha under vine, split between 84 different parcels, with a further 45ha of cereals and meadowland. Bruno believes grassing between the rows makes the wines more 'solid' and uses this method according to the vineyard location and terroir.

In the cellar, small foudres are used for the cuvées, along with some barrels, and there are still some old fiberglass tanks as well as some traditional underground tanks. Two-hectare single vineyard Les Cornuelles is south-facing, on clay/limestone soils with large but lightweight stones, and grassed every other row (because it's harder to work than Les Clos which is all ploughed). Two old and two new foudres are used and blended according to the vintage, as the aim is not to have too much wood in evidence.

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