Domaine de la Marinière - CHINON

Renaud’s parents fell in love with the land of Panzoult, in 1965. They worked very hard to build the cellar, concrete tanks...
In 1980, Renaud set up a farm with cereal field in Avon les Roches, and creates in 1999 7ha of vineyards in Chinon Appellation.

Later, he comes back to his parents vineyard. The domaine has now 14ha.

Renaud works as an independent winemaker and respect the chart of the independent wine: respect the terroir, working on the land, harvest his grapes, etc.

The domaine is divided in 13.5ha Cabernet Franc, 0.5ha Chenin Blanc.

Thibault Lavergne met Boris Desbordes, Renaud’s son, thanks to Nicolas Millerioux, our Sancerre producer. “I always love the wines from Chinon, they symbolize for me all what I like about wine: friendship and generosity shared in Bistro counters and memories of History and literature which you will find every where in the medieval town of Chinon on the foot steps of the local writer Rabelais and his hero Pantagruel who actually came in Panzoult, the village of the Domaine La Mariniére. Friendship and Histories it's all I want to share with Wine Story!” 

Chinon blanc “Blanc Bec” 2018 (75 cl)

100% Chenin Blanc 

Chinon rouge “La Marinière” 2017/2018 (75 cl)

100% Cabernet Franc (Breton)

Maceration 10-14 days, stainless steel tank. The young vines, 23-year-old, on the foot of the hill, give to this Chinon a fruity character with a tannic frame, which should hold for 6-7years.

Chinon rouge “La Peau de L'Ours” 2018 (75 cl)

100% Cabernet Franc 

Non-filtered, very short maceration and light-bodied style

Chinon rouge “Sous-Marins Rouges” Réserve de la Marinière 2015 (75 cl)

100% Cabernet Franc

Ageing in 400L barrels, medium full-bodied style

Chinon rouge Lieu-dit “Les Ribotées” 2015 (75 cl)

100% Cabernet Franc

Ageing in 400L barrels, medium full-bodied style, only 2000 bottles produced

Chinon rouge “L’Arbre Mort” 2014/2015 (75 cl)

100% Cabernet Franc (Breton)

80-year-old vines, vinified without electricity, no artificial or add-on to the wine. Cuvée “l’Arbre Mort” was produced and aged in 3 barrels, and bottled in only 1500 bottles... 

Natural wine, decant it few minutes to reveal an intense scent of strawberry jam and a delicate and velvety palate, a grand Cru of Cabernet Franc.