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Chinon Rouge Domaine Rene Couly 2007

Country
France
Region
Loire Valley,
Anjou-Saumur
Producer
Domaine Couly-Dutheil
Grape(s)
Cabernet Franc
Type
Red
Style
Mineral
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content (%)
12.5
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

The chalky slopes and gravel soils that flank the Loire River as it passes through the towns of Anjou and Saumur provide a home to the Chenin Blanc variety, producing dry, medium and dessert wines with good acidity and the Loire Valley`s best sparkling wines. The natural cellars carved into the chalk are ideal for slow maturation of the sparkling Crémant wines made by the traditional bottled fermented method and as mushroom farms!

Producer

Founded some 80 years ago by Pierre and Jacques Couly, the Domaine Couly-Duthiel is by far Chinon`s single most important producer, with some 100 hectares of its own vineyards. The care of the vineyards has now passed to Jacques son, Arnaud, who runs the vineyards in accordance with `la lutte raisonnee` or sustainable viticulture.

Tasting (Long)

It is perfumed with violets and subtle oak aromas with pepper and red berry flavours on the palate. Soft and fruity with spicy undertones on the palate and harmonious tannins. There is a depth and has a ripeness more typical of a St Emilion than Chinon. The maturity and complexity in this wine makes it a serious Loire red of unexpected complexity capable of up to ten years cellaring.

Tasting (Short)

It is perfumed with violets and subtle oak aromas with pepper and red berry flavours on the palate. Soft and fruity on the palate with harmonious tannins.

Food

Ideal with chicken, ham, veal, spare-ribs, as well as barbecued meats.

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