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The Domaine Pierre Chauvin is located in Anjou, in the commune of Rablay-sur-Layon (department of Maine-et-Loire). Today it is run by Paul-Eric Chauvin, representing the fifth successive generation, accompanied by his brother-in-law Philippe Cesbron. Chenin, Cabernet Franc and Grolleau Noir are the grape varieties cultivated by the estate, which has been entirely organic since 2005.
The wines of Domaine Pierre Chauvin are vinified as naturally as possible, fermented with indigenous yeasts, no oenological correction products, no chaptalisation, and with minimal use of sulphites.
La Friponne is a cuvée made from Grolleau Noir, an emblematic grape variety of the Angevin region, even though it is most often found in rosés. It is harvested here by hand, de-stemmed and then macerated for 8 to 10 days, before maturing in stainless steel tanks for 6 months to preserve all the freshness and fruit of the grapes. On this cuvée, no input nor sulphite is added either during vinification or at bottling.
La Friponne is what we will call a red wine "glouglou" that is to say very light and all about the fruit although somewhat spiced up by peppery notes.
It is a wine that doesn't need excuses or accompaniment to be tasted rightly, it can be enjoyed alone, during an aperitif or on a barbecue. In summer, it is even best enjoyed slightly chilled, it is so easy to drink that the bottle never stays full for very long...