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Built in the 15th Century by Pierre de Bournan and his son Louis, Château du Coudray Montpensier was established as a winery in 2003. Each plot of land in the Chinon region is vinified and aged separately, resulting in wines that are full bodied and expressive of the terroir.

Production Area
Touraine, Loire, France
Appellation: Chinon

Grape Varieties
100% Cabernet Franc

Vinification
The grapes grow on different soils in the Chinon region, depending on the type of vintage. In dry and hot years, the vines thrive on clayey-limestone soils and in the wetter and cooler years they thrive on sandy soils.

The grapes experience a cold maceration period of 4 to 10 days before undergoing alcoholic fermentation which is done for a period of 5 to 9 days at a temperature between 77°F to 81°F. Malolactic fermentation follows and the wine is aged in both stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels.

Bouquet
Robust scents of black fruit and vanilla.

Taste
On the palate, fresh, elegant and refined, with soft, fruity, pleasing notes of blackcurrant and spice.

Alcohol
13.6%

 

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