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Chinon

Listed under Wine Regions in Loire Valley, France.

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Chinon is conveniently located for a visit to the Abbey of Foutevraud where Richard Lionheart is buried.  The castle, just along the river from the abbey, sits at the bottom of hills of vines, mostly Cabernet Francs, and Chinon is a good red antidote to all the Chenin Blanc bases wine produced in the area.  

The reds produced here are varied and age well.  One of the largest producers is also one of those worth visiting, Couly-Dutheil.

Written by  Nell Anderson.

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