Château Coudray-Montpensier Chinon

£15.50
  • Château Coudray-Montpensier Chinon
  • Château Coudray-Montpensier Chinon

Château Coudray-Montpensier Chinon

£15.50

AVAILABILITY: 6 in stock

Grape Cabernet Franc
Style Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Black Fruit, Spice, Fresh, Soft Tannins
Country France
Region Chinon, Loire Valley
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary None

 

Château Coudray-Montpensier Chinon is a Cabernet Franc of historical significance and remarkable quality. Its deep, dark red hue leads to a nose of black fruit and subtle vanilla, while the palate is brimming with bright acidity, subtle tannins, and blackcurrant notes on the finish. Enjoy a taste of history with this incredible wine. 

About the 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.

Vineyard and Winery

The property comprises of 34 hectares of vines which are situated on the left bank of the river Vienne. The grapes grow on varied soils 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 combination of cold and warm prefermentation maceration, depending on the plot, to increase the extraction of aromas and soft tannins. Following racking, the wine was aged for several months in stainless-steel tanks to retain the Cabernet Franc’s fresh fruit characters.

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