Domaine le Portail Cour Cheverny 2021 745cl


Tasting Note

Sweet honey & lemon, soft honeydew melon and a floral aroma. This is bold, has a nice leafy element, and a lime focused palate.


Domaine Le Portail is a former monastery. The property was bought by the Cadoux family in 1979 and now has 38 hectares of vines, 4ha of which are in Cour-Cheverny. The property itself abuts the wall of the château of Cheverny. The property is run by Damien and his wife, Delphine. For my money, they are making the best wines in the two appellations. The Cheverny white is the ubiquitous 80/20 blend of Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The red is 95% Pinot Noir with 5% Gamay, added solely to keep the authorities happy. The Cour-Cheverny is different to most, since it is raised in tank and doesn’t undergo a second fermentation. The result is much fresher and cleaner, with a hint of Sauvignon-like character in the resulting wine.

Country: France | Region: Cour Cheverny, Loire | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Romorantin