This wine is definitely a Grand Cru of Chinon; teaming with elegance, balance, structure and rich tannin. Notes of wild forest fruits and rich berry medley in a marriage with cedar, graphite and earthy tones. This is a Cabernet Franc-Chinon lover’s dream!
Sylvain Champigny of Domaine de Lallay is highly regarded as one of the top Chinon producers, while still remaining one of the best kept secrets, until now! These vines have been held by four generations of the same family. This wine is made with grapes from vines that are between 70 and 80 years old, and grown in the most coveted clay-gravel soil of the appellation; these old family vines have survived the years while keeping their characteristics.
The age of the vines and the transition from generation-to-generation help create this wine, and is the perfect representation of the Domaine’s lineage, or lignée by this beautiful Grand Cru of Chinon. This wine is also regarded as a vin de garde, or a wine that can be aged well for a long time.
2018: Received 100/100 in the 2021 Loire Valley Wine Competition
Winery/Producer: Domaine de Lallay - Sylvain Champigny
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Style: Red, dry
Origin: Avon-les-Roches, Chinon, Loire Valley, France
Vinification: The grapes are grown organically at the highest level to maintain biodiversity in the vineyards. The grapes are hand harvested.
% ABV: 14.5%