Chinon – A Stimulating Wine for Thanksgiving – Drink Bravely with Mark Oldman – Episode 17

The city of Chinon

Mark “comes to Paris” for Chinon, a stimulating bistro favorite evocative of red fruits, earth, and sometimes a savory “green” quality.  Derived from the Chenin Blanc grape, its light-to-medium weight and tangy acidity make it perfect for warding off tryptophanic spells at the Thanksgiving table.

Featured wine:
Alain & Jerome Lenoir Chinon “Les Roches” 2002 (France, 11 Euros)
More Standouts of this turkey-lover:
Baudry “Les Granges” 2009 ($16)
Couly-Dutheil Chin “Baronnie Madeleine” 2007 ($18)
Jean-Maurice Raffault 2008 ($15)
Les Paradis Chin 2009 ($10)
Other Lissome Loire Reds
Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil “Trinch!” 2009 ($17)
Cave de Bourgueil Bourgueil 2009 ($12)
Frederic Mabileau “Éclipse No. 8” St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 2008 ($30)

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