Domain: Philippe Alliet
Based in Chinon, the Alliet family excels in the art of vinifying Cabernet Franc. Extremely discrete yet well-reputed, this domain is considered one of the appellation's emblematic producers thankts to its structured, delicate and pure wines for cellaring.
Philippe and his wife Claude have been at the helm of Domaine Alliet since 1978. The domain’s 17 hectares of vines are planted in the communes of Chinon and Cravant-les-Coteaux; some of the plants are 70 years old. The property owns some superbly located parcels, especially on the Coteau de Noiré, boasting slopes, clay and chalk-rich soil, and a fully south-facing exposure. Philippe Alliet cultivates his vines sustainably and places considerable importance on carefully controlling yields. The wines produced here are benchmarks in the Loire Valley and fly the flag for Cabernet Franc grape with their astonishing freshness, precision and verve. The entire range is truly remarkable. Today, Philippe and Claude Alliet have been joined on the domain by their son Pierre.