Chinon - Bonnaventure
This comes from 40 to 50yo vines planted high on a due south-facing hillside in a soil of sand, limestone and yellow ‘millarge’ (soil derived from underlying shell-rich sands). Fermented in cuve and then aged in 4-5yo 400ltr barrels. Notable red fruit aromas lead to a palate that has similarly intense red fruits, and a marked saline, mineral flavour, possibly due to the limestone bedrock, with good structure, ripe tannins and beautiful length. Low sulphur.