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Domaine de l’R Les Folies du Noyer Vert (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Country


  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Region

    Loire Valley

  • Sub-Region


  • Grape

    Cabernet Franc

  • Farming Method

    OrganicAll of our products that are tagged with the term Organic are either organic certified or organic practicing. Learn More

  • ABV


  • Food Pairing

    CheeseGameRed Meat

Frédéric Sigonneau has been making wine in Touraine’s Loire Valley since 2007 upon reviving his family’s 8 hectare estate in Cravant les Coteaux.  He manages his vineyards in the most natural way possible and minimally intervenes throughout the winemaking process.  He crafts certified organic wines.  He started off working with Cabernet Franc from old vines (about 60 years old) growing on gravel on the right bank of the Vienne river in the heart of the Chinon appellation.  In 2015 he planted 10 hectares of Chenin Blanc on the hillsides.

Tasting Notes

Intense red hue, powerful nose with aromas of ripe red fruits and subtle toast.  The palate is round, fruit driven, dry and held together by a nice vein of acidity and supple tannins. Great length in the mouth.  Enjoy with game, red meats, cheese plates.


The name of the wine translates to the “Madness of the green walnut”.  It is made from 100% Cabernet Franc, organically grown, on sedimentary soil on the banks of Vienne (gravel, sandy-clay, limestone).  The vines are on average 45-65 years old and come from a small 0.5 ha plot.  The grapes are hand harvested in small crates, brought back to the winery and gravity fed into stainless steel fermenting tanks.  Alcoholic fermentation lasts about 3 weeks followed malolactic fermentation and ageing for 12 months in barriques.  He uses just a small amount of sulfur at bottling. 

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