La Croix Boissée Blanc
The greatest white Chinon! A lovely nose of citrus and pear, the limestone brings a lot of minerality to this fat and complex wine. A finely exotic and spicy definition of chenin in the white of La Croix Boissée, which keeps a sapid chalky identity.
Terroirs: Chalky soil where these 0.5 hectares of vines flourish on a slope.
Harvesting : Manual harvest in crates
Vinification : Very gentle pressing (pneumatic press) followed by 24 hours of settling.
Maturing : Slow and natural fermentation in barrels in tufa cellars. No yeasting or stirring.
La Croix Boissée is considered to be one of the finest wines in the Chinon appellation. It is undoubtedly the prestige cuvee of the Bernard Baudry estate in red but also for the very confidential white.
Matthieu, Bernard's son, now manages the estate with brio. The consistency of the quality of these vintages over the years is proof of this.
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The Domain ArretxeaThérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous, who are now quietly handing over the estate to their sons Iban and Théo, can be proud of their success on their family estate. They have become the reference for Basque wines and perhaps even for the whole of the South West. They own 8 hectares of vines on a very particular terroir which mixes poor soils and altitude (sometimes 400 metres!). Soils of sandstone, ophite, schist, ampelite... which, when worked in parcels with local grape varieties (courbu, petit manseng, tannat...), show the full potential of this land. Great terroir wines are born here, full of minerality.
The Domain Bernard BaudryBernard Baudry seeks the silky and civilised dimension of Chinon wines, while remaining as close as possible to their expression of terroir. This approach, which he is now pursuing with his son Mathieu, is coupled with organic certification. A philosophy that also inspires them to plant non-grafted vines, free-standing for ten years (following the plantings of Charles Joguet in the 1980s), and to establish themselves on new forgotten terroirs, such as the excellent Clos Guillot in Chinon. Their Croix Boissée (clay-limestone terroir in Cravant-les-Coteaux), built for ageing, has an extra velvety and sometimes sweetness in hot years, which is not to be disliked by great lovers of Saint-Émilion wines. This cuvée naturally takes the lead among the great reds of Touraine. The wines: we like the full and particularly ripe definition of the Cabernet Franc in 2015 in each cuvée, from the "simple" Chinon. The terroirs express themselves wonderfully, and with a lot of sap in the lieux-dits, through subtly floral bouquets that offer a magnificent chalky and graphite sensation, particularly the very intense Croix Boissée. Still on the back burner, these great reds will open up quietly at the table from 2019. RVF Guide Vert 2018 A large family from Cravant, the Baudry family works as a duo: Bernard gets on wonderfully with his son Mathieu. They have built their reputation on Cabernet Franc wines for ageing, which are sappy, dense and long, in an estate that covers 30 hectares, two of which are white. The cuvées are named after the terroirs in which they are grown: the granges blend grapes from gravel and clay soils to produce a supple, fresh wine, while the grézeaux, from clay and silica soils, has a fine finesse and a structure that allows the wine to stand the test of time. The Croix Boissée, on clay-limestone soils, is deeper and more dense. The vines of the Clos Guillot produce a fleshy, smooth and full wine. Bettane et Desseauve Guide 2018
The Domain Eric BordeletEric Bordelet is the reference when you want to taste an exceptional cider or perry. With an exceptional raw material, rich of 19 hectares of more than fifty varieties of very old apple and pear trees (several times centenarians), he produces cuvées of high gastronomy, stemming from the organic and biodynamic agriculture which one finds from now on at the greatest starred people.. A perfectionist with unrivalled experience, excellence and rigour at the highest level in the orchards and in the cellar have naturally led him to become the star of the speciality...
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