An important red wine appellation in the Touraine district of the Loire, Chinon produces fanciful, light-bodied reds from the Cabernet Franc grape. The wines Domaine Fabrice Gasnier made consist mostly of old-vine Cabernet Franc planted on varying combinations of chalk, gravel, sand, and clay soils in and around the village of Cravant-lès-Côteaux. The Gasniers employ biodynamic techniques in farming, with no pesticides or herbicides where yields are extremely low. The results are aromatic, racy red wines, with great concentration and length. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, Chinon Les Graves is scented with fresh herbs, black tea and violets, while showing a lovely combination of fruit and acidity.