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Chinon Pierre de Tuf

Domaine de la Noblaie

Chinon Pierre de Tuf Bottle
Appellation
Chinon
Variety
Cabernet Franc
Age of Vines
75
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Sandy clay and flint
Altitude
65 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested and natural yeast fermentation in ancient stone tank, long maceration
Aging
18 months in 500L French oak barrels and clay amphorae

Overview

The setting of Domaine de la Noblaie is quaint – in a cozy and well-worn Loire Valley fashion. At the bottom of the valley are the ancient caves carved into the soft tuffeau bedrock with vineyard plots marching up the hillsides around the cellar, the family home, and tasting room. At the top of the hill are the oldest vines on the property and the source for Jérôme’s Pierre de Tuf. Fermented by indigenous yeasts in a 15th century stone tank on the property (evidence of the generations of winemaking that have happened in this beautiful valley) it is aged in neutral French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by 3 months in tank before bottling.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2017 Chinon Pierre de Tuf

Source: VM

94

2016 Chinon Pierre de Tuf

Source: VM

95

2015 Chinon Pierre de Tuf

Source: VM

90

2014 Chinon Pierre de Tuf

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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