Formed in 1973, Pierre Chainier is both a négociant and the owner of some 250 hectares of vines in the heart of Touraine, from which it sources classic Loire varieties. Its eight Touraine estates include Domaine de la Bruyère in the newly established appellation of Touraine-Chenonceaux. Conversely, Clos de Nouys, its 25 acre Vouvray estate, is one of the oldest in the appellation. Here, vines average 35 years of age in vineyards that were already listed amongst the best sites on geological maps dating from 1907.
For both its négociant arm and its own vineyards, Pierre Chainier seamlessly blends the principles of reasoned agriculture with the most modern winemaking techniques. It encourages sustainable development and official certification for its growers, it uses sugar cane-derived biodegradable “corks”, and it has a comprehensive waste recycling programme.
Sourced from classic Loire grape varieties, Grolleau and Gamay, grown on very typical terroirs of clay and sand (silica).
The wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve its bright, fragrant fruit before being bottled in the March after harvest.
2022 – Watermelon pink, with summer pudding aromas on the nose. The medium-dry palate has red apple, some perfumed white peach with a balancing, refreshing acidity on the finish.
A lovely apéritif or brilliant with any kind of spicy Indian or Asian cuisines.
Blend: GROLLEAU 40%, GAMAY 30%, CABERNET FRANC 30%
Closure: Screw cap
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: Yes, Sustainable