White wines, often made from Chenin blanc, have a delicate yellow gold colour and an intense nose of citrus fruits and quince. The wines of Chinon are the wines of delicacy and conviviality! A dense and robust chinon red wine will go perfectly with a beef fillet, a grill or delicatessen platters. Chinon white goes well with goat cheese, asparagus or foie gras.
Located between Vienne and Loire, the Chinon vineyards cover an area of 2,350 hectares and produce 112,000 hectolitres of wine. The vines are planted on a limestone subsoil of chalk and clay, the tuffeau. The temperate climate gives these light wines so much appreciated around the table.
Consider including a stop on your next wine route in at least one Chinon cellar to taste directly at the cellar. You can also find the winegrowers in the various winegrower's salons, such as the Dive bouteille, the Loire wine salon, organised by Interprofession Interloire.