Vinous Reverie Notes
Beatrice & Pascal Lambert believe that crafting the finest, richest Chinon possible begins with respect for the soil and the vine. Their 18 ha domaine, Les Chesnaies, sits in Cravant-les-Coteaux, just east of the center of Chinon, and is home to some of the finest terroirs for production of artisanal Chenin Blanc in the region. Gravelly, alluvial soils with plentiful silica produce wines of richness, while calcareous clay (which includes deposits of chalky tuffeau) and silex impart regional distinction and finesse. Beatrice and Pascal seek to channel this ‘geological trilogy’ through their wines. The grapes for Les Chesnaies are grown on limestone hillsides (tuffeau) on a single plot in Cravant-les-Coteaux.