Smooth. Juicy berry fruits, warm spice with fresh finish.
Tasting Notes: Bright and juicy, Pinot Noir bursting with crunchy berry fruit flavours. Well-balanced with a grippy, fresh finish.
Produced by Pierre Chainier Ets who own the largest vineyard holdings in Touraine. Pinot Noir grapes grown mainly on limestone soils in the cooler area to the east of Touraine bring good varietal characteristics, and are blended with grapes sourced from the warmer south of France to add weight and richness. Gentle oak treatment gives a smooth character to the wine.
Formed in 1973, Pierre Chainier is both a négociant and the owner of some 250 hectares of vines in the heart of Touraine, from which it sources classic Loire varieties. Its eight Touraine estates include Domaine de la Bruyère in the newly established appellation of Touraine-Chenonceaux. Conversely, Clos de Nouys, its 25 acre Vouvray estate, is one of the oldest in the appellation. Here, vines average 35 years of age in vineyards that were already listed amongst the best sites on geological maps dating from 1907.
For both its négociant arm and its own vineyards, Pierre Chainier seamlessly blends the principles of reasoned agriculture with the most modern winemaking techniques. It encourages sustainable development and official certification for its growers, it uses sugar cane-derived biodegradable “corks”, and it has a comprehensive waste recycling programme.
Food Match : Great on its own or with charcuterie, paté and goats cheese.
Grape : Pinot Noir
Producer : Pierre Chainier
Country : Vin de France