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Chinon Les Blancs Manteaux

Domaine de la Noblaie

Chinon Les Blancs Manteaux Bottle
Appellation
Chinon
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
65
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Tuffeau, chalky clay
Altitude
65 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested and natural yeast fermentation in tank, 20–25 day maceration
Aging
12 months in 500L French oak barrels followed by 3 months in tank

Overview

With Chiens-Chiens having no clear meaning it only makes sense that Les Blancs Manteaux should have two. Located at the top of the hill where Domaine de la Noblaie is situated, the lieu-dit of Les Blancs Manteaux is pure, pale, tuffeau soil – a veritable White Cloak of limestone. Centuries ago this land was also in the possession of the Knights Templar who were renown for their white cloaks emblazoned with a red cross. Despite the origins of its name, Les Blancs Manteaux is an elegantly-structured, vertical and pure Chinon with very fine tannins and a lengthy finish.

Ratings & Reviews

90

2017 Chinon Les Blancs Manteaux

Source: VM

91

2016 Chinon Les Blancs Manteaux

Source: VM

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Chinon
  • Proprietor
    Famille Billard
  • Winemaker
    Jérôme Billard
  • Size / Elevation
    24 hectares / 50-65 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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