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Couly-Dutheil Chinon 2005

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Domaine Rene Couly sits on some of the best soils in the Chinon AOC. Unusual for the Loire Valley, Chinon produces wines that are quintessential spicy reds. This 100% Cabernet Franc pairs well with grilled meat and barbeque dishes. It was in 1921 that Baptiste Dutheil founded the vineyard now called Domaine Rene Couly. The business is now owned by the fourth generation of the family. The Chinon AOC, situated near Touraine in the Loire Valley is known for its spicy red wines made from Cabernet Franc, and is one of the leading districts. The region has all the qualities of great soils and an exceptionally mild climate with long sunny periods. This allows the grape to express all its fineness. The family vinifies 130 of Chinon's 2000 hectares spread among three areas. Their soil quality contributes to their quest for perfection in maturing.

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Couly-Dutheil:
The famous vineyard of Chinon Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developped by René Couly who married Madeleine Dutheil, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become over the years the great name for Chinon. Today Couly-Dutheil remain a family house owned by the third and fouth generation. A land blessed by God The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic... Read more
The famous vineyard of Chinon Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developped by René Couly who married Madeleine Dutheil, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become over the years the great name for Chinon. Today Couly-Dutheil remain a family house owned by the third and fouth generation. A land blessed by God The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionaly mild and benefits of long sunny periods. The variety of soils and their particular qualities allows the cabernet-franc (98% of the vineyard) to express all its fineness and its celebrated "taffetas" within a range of strong personalities. Three priviledge soils The sandy and gravelly plains along the Vienne river for the thirst quenching light and fruity wines. The clayey, siliceous slopes and flat-lands producing fine and subttle wines. The clayey and chalky hills where are born the sumptuous wines meant for ageing. The House of Couly-Dutheil Of the 2000 hectares of the Chinon vineyard, Couly-Dutheil vinifies some 130 hectares of which 90 are their own property located over the three production areas of the appellation. If the quality of the soils, amongst the best in Chinon, contributes to the renown of Couly-Dutheil, their quest for quality in the selection of vintages and love for perfection in maturing adds to their prestige. Read less

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Source: CoolVines
03/23/2009

Domaine Rene Couly sits on some of the best soils in the Chinon AOC. Unusual for the Loire Valley, Chinon produces wines that are quintessential spicy reds. This 100% Cabernet Franc pairs well with grilled meat and barbeque dishes. It was in 1921 that Baptiste Dutheil founded the vineyard now called Domaine Rene Couly. The business is now owned by the fourth generation of the family. The Chinon AOC, situated near Touraine in the Loire Valley is known for its spicy red wines made from Cabernet Franc, and is one of the leading districts. The region has all the qualities of great soils and an exceptionally mild climate with long sunny periods. This allows the grape to express all its fineness. The family vinifies 130 of Chinon's 2000 hectares spread among three areas. Their soil quality contributes to their quest for perfection in maturing.




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