Chinon AOC 2021, Domaine du Puy Rigault

2 reviews
£13.35
Country
France
Region
Loire Valley
Grape
Cabernet Franc
Alcohol
13%
Style
Smooth & Elegant

Loire Red wine that pairs with everything.

"I think this is absolutely delicious! Ever since first my trips to France tasting wine, I've enjoyed Loire wines for their wide variety. This is a delicious example, without being too heavy." 

"This Chinon is a delicious light red wine, versatile with food and a delight to drink."

Cabernet Franc is a grape that lends itself to the cooler climates of the Loire, with no loss of fruit flavours. 75 year old vines have lower yields, but the fruit has a depth and concentration unusual for many Loire reds. No chemicals are used on the vines and the Page family are committed to continually improving their terroir and preserving it for the future. Their sons are already on their way to working alongside their parents in this family vignoble, with two currently studying and working in viticulture agronomy. The wine undergoes a long maceration and one whole year in the tanks before bottling. No oak. 

Deep ruby colour with an expressive, violet, prune and black cherry nose. Powerful concentration of red wild berries and fresh walnuts on the palate. Elegant and smooth finish with more of those ripe red fruits. 


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Quantity
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About the vineyard

Jean-Louis and his wife Agnès took over from his parents and grandparents in 2011 - in their family domaine in the quiet village of Savigny en Veron in the Loire. Their three boys look set to continue the family tradition and it is for them that Jean-Louis and Agnes continue to preserve and protect their 75 year old vines while continually developing and improving their winemaking techniques in a combination of utterly traditional practices with modern innovation. No chemicals are used on the vines and the whole vineyard is HVE certified. (High Environmental Value).

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LR
12/17/2021
Liz R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Delicious Chinon

I think this is absolutely delicious! Ever since first my trips to France tasting wine, I've enjoyed Loire wines for their wide variety. This is a delicious example, without being too heavy.

12/17/2021

Wine At Home

I can't tell you how happy that makes us! We've worked with this vineyard over 3 generations and it was one of the first wines we ever brought over to the UK. Huge fans of Cab Franc - always think it's an underrated grape! Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review!

RH
06/23/2021
Rebecca H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Loire cabernet franc - another delight

This Chinon is a delicious light red wine, versatile with food and a delight to drink. Perfect for bbq's and sharing with friends. The only reason it is 4* rather than 5* is that it has stiff competition from another cabernet franc from the Loire that Wine at Home also sell! Honestly it is really hard sometimes trying to pick from so many delicious wines!

06/23/2021

Wine At Home

Thank you for your lovely review! Cabernet Franc from its spiritual (and actual home) is such an underrated grape - and we love the lightness and fruitiness of this Loire classic. Brilliant for summer drinking and works well lightly chilled!