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Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Blanc 2018

Only 2% of Chinon wines are white, so we would commend you to try such a rarity! Domaine Raffault's Chenin blanc is just the ticket so we shall eke out our allocation sparingly.
Bottle
£14.95
Bottle (Case)
£179.40
Tasting Notes
With subtle wild flower and green apple scents this Chinon wine is an Old World Chenin Blanc, with a crisp dry un-oaked palate of white orchard fruit underscored by a zesty acidity and mineral notes.

Rodolphe Raffault is a 15th generation winemaker whose ancestors first worked the vineyards of Chinon in the 17th century. Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault covers 50 hectares across 7 communes which are farmed without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. The Chenin blanc vines which average 20 years in age are planted in the commune of Ligré on chalky limestone clay soils.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Loire, Chinon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2018
Cellarage Drink 2019-21.
Vinification Fermented at low temperatures with native yeasts.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 12.5
Producer

Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault (Rodolphe Raffault)

Rodolphe Raffault is a 15th generation winemaker, whose ancestors first worked the vineyards of Chinon in the 17th century. Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault covers 50 hectares across 7 communes which are farmed without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. The ‘Les Galuches’ lieu-dit (named after the gravelly ancient river bed of the Loire on which it sits) was established in the 1830s. The domain’s 10 hectare holding of Cabernet Franc ripens early and is among the first Chinon wines to be picked.

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