Formed in 1973, Pierre Chainier is both a négociant and the owner of some 250 hectares of vines in the heart of Touraine, from which it sources classic Loire varieties. Its eight Touraine estates include Domaine de la Bruyère in the newly established appellation of Touraine-Chenonceaux. Conversely, Clos de Nouys, its 25 acre Vouvray estate, is one of the oldest in the appellation. Here, vines average 35 years of age in vineyards that were already listed amongst the best sites on geological maps dating from 1907.
Pierre Chainier Chinon 2021
Traditional maceration and fermentation with the wine being racked off before undergoing malolactic fermentation. A combination of stainless steel and coated concrete tanks are used to preserve the bright, fresh fruit characteristics.
Lively blackcurrant and pepper notes on the nose are joined by fresh blackcurrant, crunchy redcurrant and pleasing capsicum flavours. Medium bodied and very drinkable.