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Domaine de la Roche Honneur Chinon Cuvee de Paques Organic 2017 £13.95
DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE HONNEUR CHINON ‘CUVÉE DE PÂQUES’
Stéphane Mureau is 8th generation vigneron with 20 hectares in Savigny- en-Veron to the north-west of Chinon. The soil is classic sandy gravel which is farmed organically using no chemicals. ''Cuvée de Pâques' is made from Stéphane's youngest vines averaging 25 years old. Only natural yeasts are used during the three week ferment, added sulphur is kept to a minimum (just a single 3g/hl) and the wine undergoes a light filtration before ageing in concrete vats. Bottling takes place close to Easter ('Pâques'), usually in the April after harvest.
An unoaked Chinon with youthful wild berry fruit, supple chalky tannins and a refreshing Cabernet Franc tang on the finish. Young and balanced this is the perfect match for everyday dishes such as pasta with a herby tomato sauce or a simply grilled lamb chop.