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Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert, Charles Joguet - 2018

  • Provenance: Loire
  • Appellation: Chinon
  • Domain: Charles Joguet
  • Grape variety(ies): Cabernet Franc
  • On-call time: 20 years
  • Style of wine: Vin de grand terroir
  • Alcohol degree: 14%
Chêne Vert is recognised as one of the greatest climates in the Chinon appellation. Its perfect exposure on the hillside makes it the earliest cru of the estate. It offers a superb full and rich palate, set with tannins that are both full and fine, with exemplary maturity. A great wine of terroir and pleasure, which will gain in complexity twenty years and more in a good cellar! Guide Vert RVF : 91/100 ; Vinous : 92/100
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One of Chinon's mythical sites, located in Haute Olive, on the right bank of the Vienne. The very steep slope of this two-hectare vineyard, its south-western orientation and its clay and silica-limestone soil explain why it is one of the oldest crus in the entire appellation. The place owes its name to the monumental holm oak tree which overhangs it, the regrowth of an eight hundred year old tree planted by the monks of Bourgueil Abbey in the 12th century.


The duration of maceration and vatting are similar to those of the Varennes, with the specificity, from the 2008 vintage, of being made in wooden vats. Pumping over and punching down. Alcoholic fermentation sometimes followed by malolactic fermentation on the marc. Prolonged ageing in barrels of 1 to 3 wines (12 to 15 months).

Suggestions for accompaniment

Braised beef with onions • Veal aiguillette • Sea bream with olives.

Almost everyone knows this mythical estate in Chinon, created in 1957 by the famous Charles Joguet. Taken over by Jacques Genet (who had been at his side since 1985, it should be remembered!), it is now revitalised by his daughter, Anne-Charlotte, assisted by the talented Kevin Fontaine and the whole team. The latest vintages are a return to the legend. And for good reason... Depending on the season's profile, the estate works the soil or uses grass. Integrated pest management has been implemented for a long time and the teams only use green products. The estate is even certified as an organic farm from 2019. In addition to a short winter pruning, the disbudding is severe, the internodes are removed, before proceeding with de-stemming, green harvesting and manual leaf removal. Harvesting is of course done by hand. A draconian sorting is carried out in the vineyard to keep only the bunches that are perfectly ripe. In the last few years, the wines of the estate have made a qualitative leap forward, propelling them back to the top of the appellation, with vintages that we believe have the potential to equal and even surpass the mythical 1989 and 1990 of the great Charles. Of course, progress in viticulture explains a lot, but the respect of the raw material in the cellar is to be cited as an example, because few Chinon estates can claim as much precision and regularity and this at...

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