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Chinon Les Gravières Couly-Dutheil (Domaine) 1991

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Enjoy with friends
  • Color:Red
  • 12.30% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Voluptuous

What charm this naturally vinified Chinon has! To drink in the fruitiness of its youth, of course. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 2cm
  • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 slightly stained label
  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Chinon
  • Producer/Owner: Couly-Dutheil (Domaine)
  • More information....

Chinon Les Gravières Couly-Dutheil (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Cœur de veau, Bœuf bourguignon, Petit salé aux lentilles.

  • Vintage score: 12/20
  • Lot presentation
    Chinon Les Gravières Couly-Dutheil (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    This Chinon is made from 100% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is made up of sand and gravel and the climate is temperate. An integrated viticulture is used, with grass grown between the vine rows to limit the yields. The vines are cultivated manually and harvested by hand when the grapes are ripe.
    The grapes are destemmed. Fermentation is triggered by native yeasts. Temperature-controlled vatting lasts for between 10 and 15 days.
    This wine is a beautiful fruity expression of Cabernet Franc. Its ruby-red colour and pleasant aromas are revealed during the tasting. The palate is supple and full of red fruit flavours, with beautiful tannins.

    Information about domain René Couly

    Located close to Tours between the Loire and Vienne, the appellation of Chinon, an AOC since 1937, stretches across around 1,900 hectares spread over nineteen municipalities. The wine made here is mostly red, using Cabernet Franc, but a small amount of white wine is also produced (less than 1% of total production), from the Chenin grape variety (also called Pineau de la Loire). Located opposite the Château de Chinon, the Clos de l'Echo was undoubtedly one of the castle's very first vineyards - and maybe even one of the first in Chinon, too. It belonged to the Rabelais family, and owes its name to the echo that reverberates off its royal walls. The clay-limestone soil here is worked with sustainable practices, the grapes are carefully sorted and the wine aged in vats only. Boasting a deep colour and well-ripened aromas, this wine enjoys an incredibly structured texture that hints at good things to come for those who are patient enough to wait around 10 years! Founded in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, extended by René Couly (who married Madeleine Dutheil), the Domaine Couly-Dutheil estate has remained a family affair. Couly-Dutheil is renowned for the quality of its soils, but also for its patient, painstaking work towards quality. Of the 2,000 hectares of Chinon vineyard, Couly-Dutheil alone vinifies almost 120 hectares, of which 90 directly. The estate is spread across three different Chinon soil types.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 2cm
    • Label: 1 slightly marked label, 1 slightly stained label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.30 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Chinon
    • Producer/Owner: Couly-Dutheil (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 1991
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming 
    • Size (in ha): 83
    • Volume: 420000
    • Intensity: Voluptuous
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Cabernet franc
    Chinon Les Gravières Couly-Dutheil (Domaine)
    Chinon Les Gravières Couly-Dutheil (Domaine)

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    Chinon Les Gravières Couly-Dutheil (Domaine) 1991

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