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Domaine de L'R

The Domaine de l'R is a fairly new winery, founded by Frédéric Sigonneau in 2007, and it is already counted by Chinon amateurs among the ones where cabernet franc shines. Frédéric and his parents have been living next door to Bernard Baudry, and Fred was by the way a childhood friend of Mathieu, Bernard's son. Frédéric, whose family owned vineyards but rented them to different wineries, began to work at Patrick Baudry in 1997, staying two years 
He then worked at Fabrice Gasnier, an organic (and now biodynamic) vigneron 4 km away. Then, after finishing wine school in 2002, he went to Spain where he stayed 2 years, working on biodynamically-farmed, ungrafted vineyards of the notable Ribera de Duero producer Dominio de Atauta. Back in France, he had an interlude of 2 years working in a conventional domaine before setting up his own domaine in 2007. 
The 'R' in Domaine de l'R comes from ‘Reviens-y’ ("Come back" to taste the wine again!).

Chinon Les Cinq Elements

 

VARIETAL: Cabernet Franc

VINE AGE: 40-50 years

SOIL: The subsoil consists of gravel and clay.

FARMING: Biodynamic

VINIFICATION: The fruit is not destemmed and then dropped by gravity into stainless steel vats where the fermentation and the maceration take place for 3 weeks with short daily foot crushing. Ageing in stainless steel vats on lees for 6 months. Indigenous yeast. No SO2 added. 

Chinon Canal des Grands Pièces 

VARIETAL: Cabernet Franc

VINE AGE: 60 years

SOIL: The subsoil consists of gravel and clay.

FARMING: Biodynamic

VINIFICATION: The fruit is not destemmed and then dropped by gravity into stainless steel vats where the fermentation and the maceration take place for 3 weeks with short daily foot crushing. Ageing in stainless steel vats on lees for 8 months. Indigenous yeast. No SO2 added.