Domaine de Noire
Domaine de Noire is named for the renowned “Clos de Noire” vineyard in Chinon. The winery sits right next to this famous vineyard and Domaine de Noire grows much of its Cabernet Franc at the same higher altitude and on the same “tuffaux” (chalky soft limestone) soils as the “Clos de Noire”. Jean Max Manceau is not only the proprietor of Domaine de Noire, but he is also the president of both the Chinon AOC and the “Commission Technique de Val de Loire”. He owns 20 acres of vineyard in Chinon and began making wines under the Domaine de Noire in 2002.
The Noire Chinon Rose is made using the “saignee” technique of bleeding partially fermented grape juice out of the tank early after only a few hours on the skins. This technique results in a bright, fresh rose wine, while also concentrating the quality and texture of Domaine de Noire’s Chinon red.