Les Gravières

Fruity, soft, and easy to drink.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 3700001026306

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  • Vintage 2015
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Alcohol 13%
  • 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.
  • Tasting Notes Nice purple color. Very pleasant nose with green pepper and small red fruit aromas. Fruity, soft and easy to drink. Recommended with chicken, ham, veal, spare-ribs and barbecue dishes. Serve between 14 and 16 ° C.

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  • Vineyard Soils are gravel and siliceous brought by the Vienna (tributary of the Loire); vines located on the west Chinon and hillside and table land. Our region has a temperate climate; semi-oceanic type suitable for the cultivation of the vine. Environmental grassing between rows to encourage the limitation of yields and erosion. Leaf removal, trellising and harvest green to optimize the maturity and quality of grapes.
  • Vinification Controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks, separation of free run wines and press wines, fermentation musts starts spontaneously thanks to the natural yeast. Fermentation lasts 10-15 days under constant control vinification temperatures. This method promotes the expression fruity Cabernet Franc. 2 weeks maceration, bottled 7-8 months after harvest.


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