The Baudrys are justly proud of this blended cuvée, and they consistently deliver outstanding quality and value under this label. Le Domaine Chinon 2015 is a ripe, pure and deeply-etched example, with very precise dark cherry, raspberry fruit, inky depth and fine, powdery tannins. Hand harvested and fermented in traditional cement vats. The wine is then matured for ten months in large old casks.
Le Domaine draws its personality from the Baudry family’s diverse collection of Chinon terroirs. The Cabernet Franc grapes come from older vines (around 35 years old on average), planted on both the alluvial, gravel soils near the river, as well as the hillside, clay and limestone plots (about 20% of the blend). The former terroir provides the succulent fruit while the limestone soils bring the architecture, freshness, drive and tannins.