St. Nicolas de Bourgueil, Domaine du Frêne

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 3700001030453

  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Alcohol 12.5%
  • 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, Couly-Dutheil remains a family house owned by the third and fourth generation.

    The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionally mild and benefits of long sunny periods. The variety of soils and their particular qualities allows the cabernet-franc (98% of the vineyard) to express all its fineness and its celebrated "taffetas" within a range of strong personalities.
  • Tasting Notes Nice and shiny ruby-red color, pleasant nose with fresh and fruity aromas. Harmonious and smooth tannins with a very fruity finish. Serve with chicken, ham, veal, spare ribs, grilled meats and barbecue dishes.
  • Vineyard Saint Nicolas de Brougeuil Vineyard facing south. Terroir composed of gravel and sand; Culture 'reasoned culture', with environmentally grassing between row to encourage the limitation of returns. Leaf removal, trellising and green harvest for optimize the maturity and quality of grapes. Integrated farming system based on biological methods.
  • Viticulture After stalking and full sorting of the grapes, 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. The bottling takes place Summer current.
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