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Couly-Dutheil Rene Couly Rosé

Country

France

Region

Loire

Sub-Region

Chinon

Producer

Couly-Dutheil

Vintage

2018

Composition

100% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

13.5%

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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

Beautiful pink color, announcing a nose gourmand and fruity with notes of currants and citrus fruits. The mouth is fleshy, delicate, and slightly spicy.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Serve with roasted asparagus with feta, lobster fritters, fresh salads, Asian and exotic cuisines, but also grills and barbecue will make a perfect marriage with this wine. To drink now, serve between 8 and 10 degrees C.

VINEYARD

Alluvial terraces of sand and gravel, brought by the Vienne (Tributary of the Loire). Our region enjoys a temperate climate of semi-oceanic type favorable to the cultivation of wine.

VITICULTURE

Sustainable cultivation, environmentally friendly with grass cover between the ranks in order to promote the limitation of yields and erosion. Thinning, trellising, and harvesting in green to optimize the maturity of the quality of the grapes.

VINIFICATION

Maceration of about 12 hours, after destemming and full sorting of the harvest. Then, the fermentation of musts starts spontaneously thanks to indigenous yeasts. The constant control of vinification temperatures favor the fruity expression of the Cabernet Franc. The bottling takes place towards Easter.