Domaine Grosbois is a 9h Domaine run by two brothers, Nicolas and Sylvain. Their family vineyard is located at a place called “The Pressoir” Panzoult in the Chinon appellation in the heart of the Loire Valley. Nicolas arrived at the family estate in 2008, after spending 10 years as a “flying winemaker” and having spent time in New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Oregon. After his time abroad, Nicolas strongly believes in not vinifying and ageing in wood, choosing concrete instead to preserve the freshness and vitality. No old oak has been used since 2015. Sylvain similarly spent time abroad in Chile, Oregon working for Domaine Drouhin and Australia. The brothers are passionate about organic viticulture and show their wines at The Raw Wine Fair.
Domaine Grosbois Chinon Rouge ‘Gabare’ 2020
The Gabare cuvée comes from the old vines of a clay limestone vineyard.
Succulent and ripe, offering sweet strawberry and raspberry fruit. The tannins are delectable, coating the palate with a light texture of cocoa powder. It’s a harmonious, textural style that’s easy to like thanks to its friendly personality. Can be enjoyed now with charcuterie and benefits from a light chill.