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2014 Chinon “Les Petites Roches”

Charles Joguet

2014 Chinon “Les Petites Roches” Charles Joguet - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



When Charles Joguet took over the family vineyards in 1957, he set out to do something that was unheard of in the Loire Valley. Rather than blending all the fruit from his varied parcels, he opted for a more Burgundian approach and began vinifying each individually, highlighting Chinon’s diversity of soils and exposures and playing with the nuances of vine age to propose a gamut of different wines of unique character. It is in this spirit that the domaine’s current vigneron, Kevin Fontaine, crafts the cuvée Les Petites Roches, named for the estate’s gravelly terroirs. Given light treatment in the cellar, this wine expresses bright, delicate fruit with gentle, velvety tannins. With notes of flowers, red berries, and damp earth, this is a classic representation of Cabernet Franc from Chinon that can be enjoyed over the next five or so years with roast chicken, pork chops, or game.–Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2014
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Chinon
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Vineyard Planted in 1930 to 1940, 2.22 ha
  • Soil White Limestone, Clay
  • Aging Prolonged aging in 1-3 year-old barrels for 12-15 months
  • Farming Organic
  • Alcohol 12%

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