Clos de l’Echo

Voluptuous and generous with elegant tannins.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 3700001026807

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  • Vintage 2014
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Composition:
    100% Cabernet Franc
  • Winemaker Notes Since 1921, Couly-Dutheil has been well known for the quality of its wines served at the most prestigious tables in France. Established by Baptiste Dutheil, then developed by René Couly who married Madeleine Dutheil, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become over the years the great name for Chinon. Today, it remains a family house owned by the 3rd and 4th generation. Will accompany perfectly a pheasant casserole, lamb with herbs, a fricassee of mushrooms and pheasant, wild boar with cranberries, braised beef chuck steak, a deer in nutty pepper sauce, or a rack of lamb roast.
  • Tasting Notes Nice dark, intense and shiny ruby and purple robe qualities. Intensely flavored and complex bouquet with ripe grapes and spicy notes. Voluptuous and generous mouth. Concentrated and elegant tannins.

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  • Vineyard A superb chalky, limestone clay closed (the highest AOC) ona hill in the center of Chinon with southern exposure. Soil is perfect for the cultivation and development of the vine. Culture 'reasoned culture', with environmentally grassing between rows to encourage the limitation of yields and erosion. Leaf removal, trellising and grape harvest green to optimize the maturity and quality of grapes.
  • Vinification Controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks exclusively designed with punching and crushing system. 2 weeks fermentation and 3-4 weeks maceration.Tradition and regular racking. Egg white fining. Maturing period in oak barrel 3-10 months. Botttling 3 months after harvest.
 

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