Odile and Jean-Max Manceau bought Domaine de Noiré in 2001, since when they have devoted themselves to returning the vineyard to its former glory. Involved with wine for over three generations, their shared passion continues to guide their daily lives. Olivier, a long-time friend and colleague, helps Odile and Jean-Max to manage the land,ensuring that the vines are able to give of their best.
The philosophy of the domain is to offer quality wines that accurately reflect the landscape in which they have been nurtured. As a result, all the vintages possess delicacy, elegance and character. Over the years the Domaine de Noiré has developed the cellar as well as the vineyard to produce wines with individual personalities.
Domaine de Noiré and its respected wines are situated at Noiré, first classified as an area producing top quality Chinon wine at the beginning of the 20th century. Following a conversion period of three years, Domaine de Noiré is now recognised as complying with all the requirements of Organic Production. Our vintages were certified AB (Agriculture Biologique in french) after the grape harvests of 2014.
|Wines||Grape Varietal||Age of the vines||Nature of soil||Technical Sheet|
|Chinon “Elegance”||100% Cabernet Franc||35 to 50 years||Sandy clay|
|Chinon Rose||100% Cabernet Franc||35 to 70 years||Sandy clay|
|PRODUCER||Domaine de Noire|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||40 acre|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||80.000 bottles|
|FARMING||organic and biodynamic|