100% Cabernet Franc. 2017 is the first vintage of the "Domaine Chinon" bottling. It is a combination of Raffault estate and some purchased fruit, a first for Raffault, born of the devastating vintage conditions. It is made from similar sites and in a similar style as their Barnabés Chinon: meant to be an early-and-easy-drinking, tank-aged wine from the younger vines on the flat, sandy, alluvial plain along the Vienne and Loire Rivers. As for all Raffault Chinons, the fruit is farmed organically, harvested by hand and destemmed but not crushed. The whole berries are fermented with native yeasts in tank and the maceration last about two weeks. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for about 6 months before bottling.