Top 100 white wines of Chinon

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Chinon of Centre Loire as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular of Chinon and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Chinon

The wine region of Chinon is located in the region of Touraine of Loire Valley of France. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Marc Brédif or the Château de Saint Louans produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Chinon are Cabernet franc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Chinon often reveals types of flavors of cherry, eucalyptus or orange and sometimes also flavors of cola, fig or game.

In the mouth of Chinon is a with a nice freshness. We currently count 290 estates and châteaux in the of Chinon, producing 865 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Chinon go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison).

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet blanc

Interspecific cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and a long-unknown grape variety - that would be Regent - obtained in 1991 by Valentin Blattner from Soyhières (Switzerland) and propagated by Volker Freytag (Germany). No resistance gene has been identified to either mildew or powdery mildew. Cabernet blanc can be found in Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Italy, England, etc., but is still little known in France.

Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Chinon

white wines from the region of Chinon go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of sun burger, mushroom, bacon and gruyere quiche or lemongrass chicken.

News from the vineyard of Chinon

Bollinger Group purchases Sancerre estate Hubert Brochard

The Champagne house expanded into the region when it acquired Maison Langlois-Chateau in Saumur back in 1973. It then bolstered its presence in Sancerre with the acquisition of Château de Thauvenay in 2016. Now it has tied up a deal to bring the family-run Hubert Brochard estate into the fold. ‘The acquisition of Hubert Brochard estate represents a unique opportunity to consolidate our footprint in this fantastic region and to continue to promote, in France and internationally, its savoir-faire ...

Palladius and Columella verticals: Eben Sadie’s Swartland flagships

The rapid rise of South Africa’s Swartland wine region over the past 20 years has been thrilling to watch. And arguably the most influential winemaker during this renaissance has – and continues to be – Eben Sadie. Sadie was in London recently for a vertical tasting of his flagship wines, the red blend Columella and white blend Palladius. He explained to a rapt audience of critics, buyers and sommeliers how his approach to winemaking has changed over the years, and revealed how he’s preparing fo ...

Abadía Retuerta, Spain’s newest Vino de Pago

For those unfamiliar with the Vino de Pago qualification, it was created in Spain in 2003 to certify singular estates (pagos) as Protected Denominations of Origin. While not a requisite, it’s generally implemented by individual wineries looking to gain protected status for a single vineyard site within their domain. This is the case for Abadía Retuerta which is an estate of 700ha, of which 180ha is planted to vine. While located within the Duero Valley, the site resides within the borders of Sar ...