Jean-Maurice Raffault

+ 33 (0) 2 47 58 42 50 74 r Bourg La Minotiere
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In order to ensure the best conditions for matured wine, 3 local stone cellars allow us to store more than 900 oak tanks. Monplaisir's wine cave is situated in Chinon on the banks of the Vienne river. It is an old stone quarry where the temperature is constantly kept at 12°C. You can also find there an air conditionned room that can caster for up to 180 people. This wine cellars open from March to November. Visits and wine tasting sessions ( tél 0247932075) Dansay's wine cave can store to about 300 barrels of wine as well as other alcohol such as Marc Brandy from the Loire slope that needs to refine more than 10 years in new casks. With an entanglement of narrow passages the wine cellar are very humid resulting in a perfect place for the ageing of our best wines ( from 12 to 14 months). – Description from dvoristanac

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  • Negroamaro

    History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter de...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

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  • Jean Maurice Raffault les Galuches 2011


    My favorite bottle! Read More

    Wine review by apolloclark

  • Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rose 2012


    A discovery .. Great for this summer Read More

    Wine review by freeyou

  • Dmcker... hope you are reading :-)  And the rest of you as well.LOVE  cab franc... hard to do single varietal, hard to find.  My current favs are Robert Sinskey's Vandal Vineyards CF and the 2006 Napa Stonefly CF. So far, I have tasted a few Chinons- forgive me if I get some of the labels wrong... I am new to the French, having drank CA wine for... Read More

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  • Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Clos d'Isoré 1990


    Delectable. Sturdy and shows fantastic age. There's a hint of eucalyptus, tons of dark fruit (think kookaburra licorice) and lots of savory spices. Fairly dry with a full and slightly spicy finish. I ate it with the meatball at Gramercy Tavern, and I'm telling you it was the best combination since PB&J. Read More

    Wine review by KeLuke

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  • Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rosé 2008


    Gorgeous salmon color and a great rush of strawberry and pomegranate with a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf

  • Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon les Picasses 2005


    very nice, well-rounded wine. earthy, subtle tannins and well-integrated fruit. delicious and a bargain! Read More

    Wine review by evaem

  • Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Rosé 2007


    Spicy squeaky fruit - Jalepeno peppers stuffed with strawberries in the nose, you will note the cab franc varietal characteristic here. This is a squeaky clean rose on the palate with lean minerally/chalky strawberries with a solid tart fruity finish. Read More

    Wine review by Piccolo148


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