Left Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your cart

Francois Chidaine, Touraine Rouge, 2022


Get 10% off purchases of 12+ bottles of wine.
(Use code 10OFF at checkout.)
In stock and ready to ship
After taking over his family domaine in the late '80s, Chidaine quickly moved to organic and then biodynamic viticulture. He's known for outstanding Chenin Blanc, but we love his Touraine Rouge — an under-the-radar blend of Cabernet Franc, Côt (a.k.a. Malbec) and Pineau d'Aunis. It's spicy, with lots of red and black fruit, crunchy acidity and a sleek, silky texture. Cab Franc brings red cherries and some vegetal notes, Pineau d'Aunis provides the high acid freshness, and Côt brings it all back down to earth. Stunning bistro-style wine!


  • Same Day Delivery - Call us at (212) 477-1315 for more details.

Francois Chidaine is based in Montlouis, but has wonderful holdings just across the Loire in Vouvray as well. He is known in France and much of the larger wine world as an incredibly talented and focused farmer and has been practicing organic and biodynamic for many years, and more recently has begun adopting an approach known as “regenerative agriculture”. This practice eschews any tilling and instead grows cover crops of indigenous plants in natural rotation throughout the year . . . promoting biodiversity and helping remove CO2 from the atmosphere.


  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Franc , Gamay , Other Regional Grapes , Red Blend

  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Earthy , Juicy , Spicy

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Light Bodied

Loire Valley Wines

The Loire Valley is France’s greatest source of value for anyone looking for elegant, terroir-driven wines. Our collection celebrates the region’s great diversity, with the mineral-driven whites of Muscadet and Sancerre, the beautiful Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs from villages like Vouvray and Chinon, and natural wines from everywhere in the region. Sometimes wonderfully fresh and gulpable, sometimes serious and age-worthy, the prices are always very reasonable.

Skip the Carousel

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review