2018 Chinon Pierre de Tuf, Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard

This is made from two parcels, both planted in the 1940s. Jérôme uses the fifteenth-century tuffeau cuve in the old cellar to do a long, slow fermentation to bring out some delicious complexity in this Cabernet Franc. This has a subtle, sophisticated nose, and the palate is fine and enticing. Supple tannins, a juicy red fruit core, and a long flow with a mineral finish. With its precise fruit and gentle toast of oak, this feels almost Burgundian.

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Chinon, Touraine, Loire, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2034
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Chinon Pierre de Tuf, Domaine de la Noblaie, Jérôme Billard
About this producer

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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