2016 Chinon Pierre de Tuf, Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billaud

These vines were planted before Jérôme’s family took over the land here. The vat also predates him by some centuries! There’s really nice depth and minerality, with beautiful texture and acidity.

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2034
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Chinon Pierre de Tuf, Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billaud
Domaine de la Noblaie

Jérôme Billard is a name to watch in Chinon, and his wines are some of the most impressive we’ve tasted recently. Although his domaine has a long history (it may once have been the property of the Knights Templar), the vineyards were abandoned until Jérôme’s grandfather acquired them in 1952. It’s under Jérôme, who studied in Dijon and has worked for the Moueix family at both Pétrus and Dominus, that it’s come to prominence. He combines the best of traditional and modern techniques (including a remarkable 15th century fermentation vat) to produce Chinon that has pure fruit and good ageing potential.

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