Clos du Chêne Vert

The Clos du Chêne Vert is one of Chinon's most legendary sites, actually located in the town itself, at Haute Olive, on the right bank of the Vienne.

The very steep slope of the small two-hectare south-west facing vineyard and its clay and silico-calcareous soil explains why it is one of the oldest "crus" (growths) of the appellation.

The site owes its name to the monumental chêne vert (green oak) that stands proud at the top of the plot. This tree is the new growth of an eight hundred-year-old tree planted by the monks of Bourgueil abbey in the 21th century.

  • GRAPE: Cabernet franc