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The cultivation of vines probably dates back to Roman times here, but it was around the abbey of Bourgueil, founded in 990, that the vineyard really developed. The Breton grape variety (Cabernet Franc) appeared there in 1152, thanks to the political union of Anjou and Aquitaine.
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The town of Chinon, a historic town classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, knows how to welcome wine lovers and professionals as it should, as this town is renowned for its quality red, rosé and white wines. If you want to spend a wine tourism stay, Chinon is the ideal place. On the program: cellar visit, wine tasting, walk in the vineyard, oenological workshop. You can book your experience now on Winalist with one of our partner hosts who will be happy to welcome you to their domain.
Chinon is a French commune located in the Centre-Val de Loire region in the department of Indre-et-Loire. Chinon is an exceptional and renowned site, the country of Rabelais and good living where one shares and celebrates with friends or family.
During your visit or weekend in the city, go to the Royal Fortress of Chinon, which is an 11th century royal castle that also serves as a museum. Pass in front of the Sainte-Radegonde Chapel which is a semi-troglodyte building on the Sainte-Radegonde hillside, to the east of the historic town center of Chinon.
It is also a good idea to take a walk in this city, which has been recognized as a "City of Art and History" since 2000. Indeed, its narrow streets, its tufa mansions and its half-timbered houses bear witness to its history. The well of banns crossroads is also symbolic of the city, do not miss it during your getaway.
What wine experiences around Chinon?
Chinon is known and recognized, whether by wine amateurs or professionals, for its eponymous beverage, the renowned AOC. Wine production in the Chinon vineyard is divided into three: 85% is devoted to red wine, 13% to rosé wine and 2% to white wine.
We find three different grape varieties: Cabernet Franc (minimum 90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (maximum 10%) for red and rosé wines. As for the whites, the grape variety is 100% Chenin.
The Chinon vineyard covers approximately 2,300 hectares, on either side of the Vienne. Set off to meet some 200 winegrowers who are there to learn more about the history of their land and the wine-growing world that surrounds them. You can also taste their different wines within their estate, after a tour of the cellars and vineyards.
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