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Established in 1921, Domaine Couly-Dutheil today has some 90 hectares of vineyards that are planted mainly with Cabernet Franc.
100% Cabernet Franc from vines with an average age of 45 years, “Baronnie Madeleine” is only made in the finest of years. Lutte Raisonnée is practised whereby non natural fertilizers and pest control are only used when absolutely essential, this pragmatic approach looks to respect and maintain the natural biodiversity in the soil and vineyard environment.
All the grapes are hand harvested, de-stalked and carefully sorted before being fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The fermentation is with naturally occuring yeasts and lasts for two weeks with a further 10 days or so of maceration. The wine is then aged in temperature controlled stainless steel for a further 12 months.
Ruby in colour with a very intense nose full of juicy black fruit and hints of green peppers. The palate is rich and rounded with supple tannins, spice and delicious red berry flavours. Lovely, serious, Chinon.