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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

Tel: (01404) 814139
Fax: (01404) 812100

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Chinon, Les Gravieres

Chinon, Les Gravieres

Ref: A059315

Rich purple colour. Very pleasant nose with green pepper, young red berries & the classic ‘pencil shavings’ of Cabernet Franc. Fruity, soft and very easy to drink. Can be kept for 4-5 years but best drunk slightly younger.

An elegant & concentrated Chinon. The vines are grown on gravel and sand terraces, rising from the Vienne River (a tributary of the Loire), and they produce fruity, soft & charming wines. This is a family run estate, owning 85 hectares of vineyards which are considered as some of the best terroir in the Chinon appellation.

Soil : Gravel & Sand.
Grape variety : Cabernet Franc.
Situation : East of Chinon, along the Vienne river

Integrated farming system based on biological methods.

Manual harvesting
Strict grapes selection
Destalking
Yield : 45 Hl/Ha (average)

Controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel tank.
Separation of free run wines & press wines.
2 weeks maceration
Bottling : 7 to 8 months after the harvest.

 Contains Sulphites

Region France - Loire Valley - Touraine

Grape Cabernet Franc

Producer Domaine Couly-Dutheil

Vintage 2015

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Medium Dry

Body Medium Bodied

Food Chicken/Ham/Veal

Drink Drink or keep

Price: 15.67

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