Thursday, 27 August 2015
2012 Pierre de Tuf, Chinon, Domaine de la Nobaie
2012 Pierre de Tuf, Chinon, Domaine de Noblaie
I'm always in impressed with Jérôme Billard's Chinons, so it was good to try his 2012 Pierre de Tuf. This is Domaine de la Noblaie's special cuvée, which is vinified in a small vat carved out of limestone – hence the name.
The 2012 is still youthfully purple and is impressive for a difficult vintage. It has considerable concentration of black fruits but is still quite tight and ideally needs another two to four years in bottle.
£12.95 from The Wine Society.
The Pierre de Tuf vat