Clos des capucins
Chinon Organic

Clos des capucins

Fiona Beeston

I thought it would be easy ! I was looking for a small vineyard in Chinon with an exceptional terroir. Three years later I finally found what I was searching for. I probably would have saved myself a lot of time, had I just sought out where the monks planted their vines. They like their wine, and clearly wouldn’t have contemplated planting their vines on unremarkable soils !

When finally I tumbled upon the Clos des Capucins – established by the monks in 1604 – I couldn’t believe my luck. It had all the ingredients for a great wine. The Clos des Capucins confirms the old saying « to make exceptional wines, vines require an exceptional view». Here the vines overlook the meandering river Vienne. Chinon’s Fortress is bang opposite.


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