The vineyard of Chinon covers 2100 hectares. The reds are made from Cabernet Franc and the whites from Chenin, also known as Pineau de Loire.
The red wines have a cherry color. The vines planted on the gravel give light, delicate and very aromatic wines (notes of red fruits). They are pleasant from their youngest age. The clay-limestone soils with flint produce wines with more body and notes of blackberries and spices. Young wines are served at 14-15°C and older wines at 16-17°C. Depending on their characteristics, Chinon wines can be kept for 2 to 5 years and even 10 to 20 years.