Arriving Today at Hopper’s Carte des Vins: Charles Joguet Chinon “Cuvée Terroir” 2014!

A great wine at a great price of $22. The purity of fruit, the exceptional delineation of aromas and flavors, the soulful reflection of terroirs, and the extraordinary seductiveness of the texture make the wines from Joguet second to none. Chinon’s favorite son Francois Rabelais himself supposedly coined the term “taffeta wine” (soft and smooth like the silky cloth) to describe his beloved Chinon wines.

  • A blend between a parcel from Beaumont-en-Véron with the alluvial soils of the left bank of the Vienne River, along with press wine from all the other cuvées of the domaine. Blend aims to highlight the harmony of Chinon’s terroirs
  • A cold maceration begins a fast fermentation at warmer temperatures, lasting for ten days
  • Malolactic fermentation takes place in cuveover the course of the winter months
  • After several rackings, the wine ages in cuveand is then bottled