Pierre Chainier Couronne et Lions Pouilly Fume 2010
For Pierre, the Loire was a case of love at first sight, with its vineyards and fresh, fruity wines: so easy to drink either young or venerably old: like the 1893 Vouvrays, still in perfect condition today. Today, the Maison Pierre Chainier is still a family business, based in Amboise, a royal town built on the banks of the River Loire. They are a family of wine merchants, specializing in Touraine wines. With average production of approximately 6 millions bottles (500,000 cases).
His wife Anne Chainier looks after the estates, the Chateau de Pocé and the Chateau de la Roche, in which she also raises thoroughbred French saddle horses, including Gloria de la Roche, a winner of major international competitions. Their eldest son Francois is the managing director of the company. He also owns the prestigious Clos de Nouys and Clos du Gaimont vineyards in Vouvray. Their two other sons, Louis and Philippe, are in charge of exports, particularly to the United States and Canada. Pierre hopes that in the future, they will take over from their mother in the running of the Touraine estates.