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Chinon from Domaine Bernard Baudry.
Bernard and Matthieu Baudry.

Profile

Bernard Baudry is one of the newer stars of the Chinon scene. A graduate of the Lycée de Beaune, Baudry created his 25-hectare estate out of family parcels and purchased land. He quickly rose to prominence in the appellation for precise, textured Chinon. Baudry is now retired and his son Matthieu, who has been making wine with his father since 2000 (not to mention working in New-Zealand and California before making his way back home) has taken over as head vigneron.

Visits

This visit at Domaine Bernard Baudry took place in February, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Susie Curnutte and Bonnie Crocker.

Wines

A.O.C Chinon Blanc
Soil: Clay and limestone
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Vines: 10 years old
Vinification: Slow press (pneumatic). Light débourbage, then fermented and aged in barrel. Bottling depends on time of fermentation.

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