Learn About Domaine de la Noblaie
24-year-old Jerome Billard doesn"t make your father"s Chinon. After work at
both Chateau Petrus in Bordeaux and Dominus in California, two of the
world"s most prestigious estates, who would expect him to turn out Cabernet
Franc like anyone else in the area?
Domaine la Noblaie is one of the oldest family estates in the Chinon
appellation. With 18 hectares of holdings on...
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Learn About Loire
It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...
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Learn About Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk)
Right Place, Right time
You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards
earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place
is in a blend with Cabernet
or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of
It is an integral part in...
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