La Niverdière Chinon Renaissance

La Niverdière Chinon Renaissance


Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Grapes: Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2015

Belgian born Martine Budé of La Niverdière is based in Chinon where she works exclusively with Cabernet Franc. Proprietor of the domaine since 2015, she has quickly gained a reputation for some of the purest expressions of this noble variety in Chinon, with each cuvée vinifed separately according to the soil type.

Renaissance is from a plot grown in gravel and clay, fermented with native yeasts and raised in concrete. Now with a few years' in the cellar, this is beautifully balanced with raspberry liquorice and confit strawberry aromas complemented by tertiary notes of leather, game and spice.