Domaine Charles Pain ~ excellent Touraine wine from the banks of the Vienne

bannerIn my last blog I described a visit to the home, workshop and boutique of  Cosette FRÉVAL, Remy-sur-Creuse. While we were there Sandra and I were treated to a few glasses of excellent Rosé de Saignée produced by Cosette’s cousin, Charles Pain who lives near Chinon.

Domaine Charles Pain covers more than forty hectares of vineyards located on either side of the banks of the river “La Vienne” east of Chinon, in the communes of Panzoult, Cravant-les-Coteaux, Avon-les-Roches, Theneuil and Ile Bouchard.

Its location between hills and plains allows the use of varied the terraces: low terraces composed of sand and gravel to clay-siliceous high terraces.

Wines from le Domaine Charles Pain

Left: Wines of le Domaine Charles Pain.

The winery, at his farmhouse, de Chezelet. is open every day except Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 12 am and 2pm til 6pm.

I encourage you to visit – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed – let me know your verdict on M.Pain’s wines


About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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