Domaine de la Roche Honneur Chinon ‘Cuvée de Pâques’ [Organic] 2017


Domaine Roche Honneur

As March is a metaphorical bridge of the seasons, it feels right to think about drinking something a little lighter. This organic Chinon is still a characterful and very tasty wine but with the lovely herby edge and freshness of good Cabernet Franc.

Meet the producer

Stéphane Mureau is 8th generation vigneron with 20 hectares in the esteemed Loire commune of Savigny- en-Véron, a region...



Stéphane Mureau is 8th generation vigneron with 20 hectares in Savigny- en-Veron to the north-west of Chinon. The soil is classic sandy gravel which is farmed organically using no chemicals. ''Cuvée de Pâques' is made from Stéphane's youngest vines averaging 25 years old. Only natural yeasts are used during the three week ferment, added sulphur is kept to a minimum (just a single 3g/hl) and the wine undergoes a light filtration before ageing in concrete vats. Bottling takes place close to Easter ('Pâques'), usually in the April after harvest.

Tasting notes

An unoaked Chinon with youthful wild berry fruit, supply chalky tannins and a refreshing Cabernet Franc tang on the finish.

Food match

Young and balanced this is the perfect match for everyday dishes such as pasta with a herby tomato sauce or a simply grilled lamb chop.