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Chinon Les Chiens-Chiens

Domaine de la Noblaie

Chinon Les Chiens-Chiens Bottle
Appellation
Chinon
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
30
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Sandy clay tuffeau
Altitude
60 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested and natural yeast fermentation in tank, 20–25 day maceration
Aging
12 months in 400L neutral French oak barrels then 4 months in tank

Overview

As opaquely named lieux-dits go, Chiens-Chiens ranks near the top of the list. This site has borne this puzzling name for as long as anyone can remember, and what, “Dogs-Dogs” could have originally meant is pure conjecture. What it means today however, is an elegant Chinon from sandy tuffeau soils sporting dark-fruit flavors and a silky texture –hardly what we’d call a dog.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2018 Chinon Les Chiens-Chiens

Source: VM

93

2017 Chinon Les Chiens-Chiens

Source: VM

95

2015 Chinon Les Chiens-Chiens

Source: VM

90+

2011 Chinon Les Chiens-Chiens

Source: WA

91

2009 Chinon Les Chiens-Chiens

Source: WA

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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