This beautiful domaine, which dates back to 1848, is situated in the heart of Chinon and is now certified organic, a process that Marc Plouzeau has been working towards over the past decade. Since Marc took over Château de la Bonnelière in 1988 he has pursued a ‘minimal interventionist’ approach to viticulture and winemaking, and the results are natural red and white wines that exude a sense of place.

The Château de la Bonnelière sits on top of a hill and the surrounding 15 hectares of vines are used to make serious, structured Chinon that ages beautifully but has a ripe core of dark berry fruit that makes it deliciously accessible early in its life. In addition there is a vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from the Touraine appellation, where the chalky and flinty soils give the wine a real mineral freshness.

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