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Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin Les Haut Les Bas Chinon

Certified organic and biodynamic. Hand harvest. De-stemmed grapes undergo a natural fermentation in concrete and fiberglass tanks with a gentle maceration that lasts up to 2 weeks. The wine is matured in concrete and used oak barrels of 225 and 600 liters for about 12 months, then another 6 months in fiberglass tanks. Unfined and unfiltered and with minimal SO2 added only at bottling.

Jaulin-Plaisantin is 16 hectares of organically and biodynamically farmed vines in Chinon, and more specifically, Cravant Les Coteaux. The domaine is a partnership between Sebastien Jaulin and Yves Plaisantin. Sebastien had been a vineyard owner in Chinon for some decades. Yves made wines, and most notably at Clusel-Roch in Cote Rotie. The two share a friendship and a passion for producing wines that truly express their origin. Les Haut and Les Bas refer to two parts of the vineyard. One is clay dominant and the other gravel. Blending the two achieves the perfect balance. The wines are notably elegant, mineral driven and precise.

Winemaker: Sebastien Jaulin and Yves Plaisantin
Country: France
Region: Chinon
Type: Red
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted between 1948 and 2018
Production: 14,000 bottles
Soil: Ancient alluvial gravel, clay, flint