95% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Under Organic Conversion
 

Domaine de la Commanderie

Chinon "Renaissance"

Intense, deep color lifted by and elegant brightness. The nose is dominated by blackcurrant and prune, with pepper and spices leading to a harmonious palate structured by the tannins. 

Appellation

Chinon AOC

Vineyard

Rigorous selection of mature grapes from fields that grow our oldest, lower yielding, vines. Planted on sand and clay between the hillside dominating the Chinon appellation and the river Vienne. Clay soils, with Turonian limestone as the bedrock, are the preferred terroirs of our old vines, which flourish and reach an optimal concentration for a quality raw material. On the wine-growing soils of Panzoult, Cabernet Franc expresses its fine freshness. Our estate also extends over the town of Cravant les Coteaux, which has gravelly clay soils on which our Cabernet Franc express their character.

Vinification

A lengthy maceration favoring the extraction of exceptionally concentrated and intense tannins. Several months in vats allow the aromas to develop. An exceptional wine, powerful and sublime, the result of marrying the two grapes types. 

Pairing

The secrets of this wine will unfold when accompanying wild game, bold flavored dishes and cheeses.