• Story

› The vintage

Here is a ligerian vintage for 2008: fruits of the patience and the work, the wines truly reflect their native terroir despite the vagaries of summer and the difficult flowering.
Weather conditions in September and October added to the green work achieved beforehand (disbudding, thinning out of leaves...) totally changed the order.
In September, day after day, night after night, the grapes managed to make the most out of this sunny and mild Indian Summer.
These unexpected climatic conditions - with temperatures rising up to 29°C! - strongly favoured the grapes concentration and the physiological maturity.
On October 28, blessed with a beautiful autumnal sun, the Clos de la Plante Martin, Chenin Blanc grape-picking started.
Then we waited until October 13 to begin with the reds: first the Cabernet Franc planted on alluvial soils, then those coming from our argilo-calcareous plots, to end with the Clos de la Dioterie as early as October 20.

› Terroir

The Petites Roches' soils, gravelly and calcareous, offer a fine delicacy.
Freshness and violet glints coat this beautiful bottle with a hint of mineral-like taste.

• Advice

› Serving

Drink now through 2012.

› Tasting notes

The great Chinon classic with crackling, poultry or fresh goat’s cheese.