Domaine de Pallus 2018 Chinon, Le Clos de Pallus, AOC
Item Number: 18280
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Chinon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Le Clos de Pallus
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Limestone clay with sand, gravel, and silex
Case Production: 400
About the Wine: The Clos is made from an enclosed section of vines close to the family home. This wine aims to build on Les Pensees’ strengths to render an utterly classic expression of Chinon terroir.
Vineyard Notes: Le Clos comes from the estate’s oldest vines planted at the base of La Rougerie in 1962. The soils are at a transition point in the slope and feature various mixes of sand and clay over pure limestone (“tuffeau”).
Winemaking Notes: All farming is biodynamic with average yields around 35hl/ha. Harvesting is by hand. Grapes are destemmed and fermentation, and maceration last for approximately 60 days in concrete and wooden vats. The wine ages for about 12 months in old Burgundy barrels and 6 months in tank before bottling. It ages another three years before release.