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Alain de la Treille Chinon
Maison Alain de la Treille
France - Loire Valley - Chinon

This Chinon, with its bright intense purple color, offers complex and mineral aromas and finally red fruits scents like blackcurrant and blueberry. The palate is juicy & spicy.

Specifications
Appellation
Chinon
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines
25 years
Soil type
Alluvial gravel & sand terraces on the banks of the Vienne & yellow limestone from Turonian along the river corridors.
Vinification
Classic vinification and maturation in stainless steel. Maceration on the fine less for 10-20 days followed by Malolactic fermentation in vats. Aged 6 months in stainless steel. Slightly filtered before bottling.
Production
3,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Ideal with roasted meats, charcuteries, or any good cheese.

Reviews and News

2018 Alain de la Treille Chinon - 88 PTS - WS

2018 Alain de la Treille Chinon - 88 PTS - WS

wine spectator 88 pts"Silky and bright, with bell pepper, cigar box and mulberry flavors, all mingling to create an herbal impression. Pretty typical, but a bit more polished. Offers a moderately long finish. Drink now through 2023. 3,000 cases made, 200 cases imported. — AZ”
- Wine Spectator (May 2020), 88 pts

2017 Alain de la Treille Chinon - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

2017 Alain de la Treille Chinon - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Spicy and bright, this is a meaty franc with notes of tobacco and violets. The bottling sulfur might make you sneeze, but that will dissipate with six months and the wine should begin to open up. The tannic grip suggests cellaring it for a few years.”
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (April 2019), 90 pts - BEST BUY

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Producer Information: Maison Alain de la Treille

Alain de la Treille was born in 1925 in Saint Georges sur Cher, located in the heart of the Touraine vineyards. A farmer and wine enthusiast, he spent his life ...
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