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2020 Chinon, Château Coudray-Montpensier, Loire

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Sourced from some of the finest plots of Cabernet Franc in Chinon, the wine has a lovely purity of red fruit on the nose with excellent freshness from the limestone based soil. The impressive Château Coudray-Montpensier, located in Chinon, has a rich history that dates to the heart of the Middle Ages (1090 AD). The castle was built during the 14th century and was owned by a succession of nobility.

The property comprises of 30 hectares of vines, situated on the left bank of the river Vienne. The grapes grow on varied soils in the Chinon appellation, and thrive depending on the type of vintage. The Cabernet Franc used to make the Chinon is sourced from 14 hectares of vines grown in the finest vineyards in the Chinon appellation.

The grapes were destemmed and placed into stainless-steel tanks where they underwent a cold (10°C) pre-fermentation maceration for up to five days, this increased the extraction of aromas and soft tannins. Following racking, 10% of the wine was aged for 12 months in oak barrels.

This Cabernet Franc has a deep, dark red colour. On the nose, it has robust aromas of black fruit and vanilla. The wine is refreshing with bright acidity and subtle, round tannins, with blackcurrant and spice on the finish.


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