ABOUT THIS WINE:
After stalking and full sorting of the grapes, fermentation starts spontaneously thanks to the natural yeast. Fermentation takes about 30 days under constant control of vinification temperatures. This method promotes the expression fruity Cabernet Franc. The bottling takes place the following fall.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Established in 1921 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 remain a family house owned by the third and fourth generation.
Of the 2000 hectares of the Chinon vineyard, Couly-Dutheil vinifies some 130 hectares of which 90 are their own property located over the three production areas of the appellation. If the quality of the soils, amongst the best in Chinon, contributes to the renown of Couly-Dutheil, their quest for quality in the selection of vintages and love for perfection in maturing adds to their prestige.