Clos Kixhaya Le Clos Chinon
Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Clos Kixhaya is the project of Beatriz Papamija and Étienne Le Blanc in Chinon. Planted exclusively with Cabernet Franc on sandy gravel over clay and limestone beside the river, their vines are between 30-90 years old. Beatriz and Étienne are now in their third year of organic conversion, but are working above and beyond the minimum requirements for organic and even biodynamic certification. Biodiversity is the priority here, promoting life as much as possible, and disturbing as little as necessary.
This is Beatriz and Étienne's top red made from their oldest vines - up to 90 years old. Fermented long and slow for 40 days before 12 months ageing in oak, this is a deep and vivid Chinon with blackcurrant, liquorice, smoke and bay leaf aromas.