Château Coudray-Montpensier, Chinon, 2018 - 75cl
Red wine from the Château Coudray-Montpensier producer.
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. In 1492, during the Hundred Years’ War,
Joan of Arc stayed in the castle’s tower. She was waiting for an
audience with King Charles VII of France to organise an attack
against the English to relieve the French troops at the siege of
Orléans. After various owners during the 19th and 20th centuries,
the property was eventually acquired by Dr. Christian Feray in
2005, who undertook major restorations to transform it into a
cultural and gastronomic landmark.
The property comprises of 30 hectares of vines which are 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. In dry and hot years, the vines are best suited to clay,
limestone soils. In the wetter and cooler years, the vines grow
better on sandy soils. The Cabernet Franc used to make this
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. Temperatures during the alcoholic
fermentation did not exceed 22°C. The wine underwent full
malolactic fermentation. Following racking, 10% of the wine was
aged for 12 months in oak barrels to lend some weight and
richness to the finished wine.
This Cabernet Franc has a deep, dark red colour. On the nose, it
has bright aromas of pure black fruit with a hint of vanilla. The
palate is refreshing with bright acidity and subtle, round tannins,
with blackcurrant notes on the finish. 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.
Winemaker: Gilles Feray
Alcohol (ABV): 13.5 %
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/l
PALM OIL FREE
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