Domaine Philippe Alliet is situated in the Chinon appellation within the broader Loire Valley wine region and is known for producing high-quality red wines. Philippe Alliet founded the domaine in 1985 and quickly gained recognition for his skill in crafting elegant and expressive Chinon wines. His passion for viticulture and winemaking is evident in the quality of his wines.
The domaine owns several vineyards throughout the Chinon appellation, totaling around 10 hectares (approximately 25 acres) of vineyards. These vineyards are planted with Cabernet Franc vines, well-suited to the region’s diverse soils and microclimates. Philippe emphasizes minimal intervention in the cellar by encompassing a traditional winemaking approach. He aims to let the grapes and terroir express themselves fully in the wines. The use of oak is judicious, and aging typically occurs in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak barrels.
Domaine Philippe Alliet produces a range of red wines, primarily focusing on Chinon. These wines often exhibit characteristics of dark fruit, herbs, and subtle earthiness. Some of the domaine’s notable cuvées include “Chinon Vieilles Vignes,” “Chinon Coteau de Noire,” and “Chinon L’Huisserie.”
Like many modern winemakers, Domaine Philippe Alliet has emphasized sustainable and environmentally friendly viticulture practices, such as organic or biodynamic farming.