Grosbois Extra Ball Chinon AOP 2021
Regular price €16,00
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Not your usual Chinon Cabernet Franc. But a younger cooler sibling. Built for everyday enjoyment. Perhaps a slight chill.
Sitting just below medium-body and acid. Fresh cherry, earthy and green pepper. This is great value, easy going and very versatile too!
Having roamed the world of winemaking (between them covering experience in New Zealand, Australia, Oregon, Chile, Argentina, Italy and Spain!), brothers Nicolas and Sylvain have reunited in their ancestral home domaine in Chinon, Loire Valley. They are using their experiences abroad to help shape the modern winemaking combined with the spirit and heritage of their famed terroir.
Their domaine itself sits on the right bank of the Vienne between Tours and Saumur. Around the site of the Pressoir (winepress), an ancient fortified farmstead dating back to the 15th Century.
Their parents moved to the property and set themselves to nuturing the deterioated family farm back to vigour in 1991. In 2008 they passed the baton to Nicolas and Sylvain joined in 2019.
The family is devoted to Polyculture, that means among their 20 hectares of vines across various plots they also maintain 40 hectares of rotational crops - including, sunflower, barley, wheat, maize, wild meadow, black angus cows, free-range pigs, bee hives and vegetable gardens.
The farm has been certified organic since 2012 and certified Biodynamic by Demeter since 2019.