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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Chinon Blanc
Chenin Blanc 5 to 15 years Clay, Limestone 1 ha
Chinon Rosé
Cabernet Franc 20 years Gravel 2 ha
Chinon
Les Granges
Cabernet Franc Planted between 1985 and 1988 Gravel, Sand 9 ha
Chinon “Domaine”
Cabernet Franc 30 – 35 years Sand-Limestone plateau, Gravel 4 ha
Chinon
Les Grézeaux
Cabernet Franc 65 years Gravel 3 ha
Chinon
Le Clos Guillot
Cabernet Franc Planted between 1993 and 2000 Yellow Limestone, Clay, Silica, Sand 4 ha
Chinon Blanc
La Croix Boissée
Chenin Blanc Planted between 1994 and 2004 Clay, Sand, White Limestone .5 ha
Chinon Rouge
La Croix Boissée
Cabernet Franc 5 -15 years Clay, Sand, White Limestone 2.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvest is done 100% by hand
• All fruit is de-stemmed and put into gravity-fed cuves
• Fermentation takes place with natural yeasts

Chinon Blanc
• Slow fermentation in 500L barrels until dry (less than 2g/L residual sugar)

Chinon Rosé:
• Rosé is made by pressing the grapes first, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tank until dry (less than 2g/L residual sugar)
• Occasionally goes through malolactic fermentation, but this is not induced, and in some years it does not happen

Chinon Les Granges:
• Fermentation lasts 15 days in cement tank
• Aged 7 to 10 months in cement tank

Chinon “Domaine”:
• Fermentation lasts 15 days in cement tank
• Aged 15 months in cement and wood tank
• Bottled in spring
• Not filtered

Chinon Les Grézeaux:
• Fermentation lasts 15 to 20 days in cement tank
• Aged 12 months in 3 to 5 years old barrels
• Bottled in January
• Not filtered

Chinon Le Clos Guillot:
• South, south-east exposure on hillside
• Fermentation lasts 15 days in cement and wood tank
• Aged 12 months in 2 to 5 years old barrels, then 9 months in cement tanks
• Bottled in September
• Not filtered

Chinon Blanc La Croix Boissée:
• Southern exposure on hillside
• Slow fermentation in 500L barrels until dry (less than 2g/L residual sugar)

Chinon Rouge La Croix Boissée:
• Southern exposure on hillside
• Fermentation lasts 20 days in wood tank
• Aged 24 months in 1 to 3 years old barrels
• Bottled in January
• Not filtered

General Information

Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation(s)
Chinon
Producer
Matthieu & Bernard Baudry
Founded
1975
Annual Production
11,500 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.chinon.com/vignoble/Bernard-Baudry/domaine.aspx
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