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Chinon from Domaine Bernard Baudry.
Matthieu and Bernard Baudry. Photo by Basile Al Mileik.


Bernard Baudry founded his eponymous estate in the early 80's with a couple inherited hectares. After graduating from the Lycée de Beaune, he quickly rose to prominence in the appellation for precise, textured Chinon. Today, Bernard is technically retired (vignerons never really retire) and his son Matthieu, who has been making wine with his father since 2000, has taken over as head vigneron.


This visit at Domaine Bernard Baudry took place in February, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Susie Curnutte and Bonnie Crocker.


A.O.C Chinon Blanc
Soil: Clay and limestone
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Vines: 10 years old
Vinification: Slow press (pneumatic). Light débourbage, then fermented and aged in barrel. Bottling depends on time of fermentation.


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