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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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£16.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£98.88

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

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“In his own words, Jérôme Billard looks for a style of chinon that is correct, ripe and not vegetal  but not too tannic. My own experience with the wines suggests this is achieved in spades.”

Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor