Our wines

ROSÉ

Grape Variety : Cabernet-Franc 100%

Winemaking process: Wine from bleeding of vat after 1 night of maceration. Maturing on lees to add volume on the palate.

Bottling :Beginning of year following the harvest.

Ageing potential : 2 to 3 years.

Serve : Between 7 & 8°C.

Association : This rosé will match with chicken, salads, barbecue dishes and will surprise you with smoked fish and shellfish.

Tasting Notes : Lovely salmon pink colour. Fruity and refreshing palate. Easy to drink and elegant rosé of “Gastronomie”.

Chinon Rouge « Cuvée Classique »

Grape Variety : Cabernet-Franc 100%.

Location / Situation : Vines located in St Louans.

Soil : Clay and siliceous plateaux.

Winemaking process: Harvested at full maturity. Vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. No ageing in cask.

Bottling : February following the harvest.

Ageing potential : 7 to 10 years.

Serve : Between 15 & 17°C.

Tasting Notes : Nice intense ruby colour. Nose full of red fruits. Fruity palate with soft tannins. Very easy to drink.

Association : Serve with any kind of white meat , poultry and fish (in that last case serve lightly chilled).

Chinon Rouge « Le V de Pierre & Bertrand COULY »

Grape Variety : Cabernet-Franc 100%.

Location / Situation : Hillsides located west of Chinon.

Soil : Clay and limestone soil.

Winemaking process: Harvested at full maturity. Vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. No ageing in cask.

Bottling : May or June following the harvest.

Ageing potential : 5 to 12 years. Worth a few years of cellaring before revealing its potential.

Serve : Between 15 & 17°C.

Tasting Notes : Limestone brings an extra dimension to this wine . Well structured wine with strengthened tannins. This cuvee is called “V” a nod to Vincent the youngest son of Bertrand who participated actively in the elaboration of this wine.

Association : This wine will be ideal with stew, game and all kind of meat in sauce.

Chinon Rouge « St Louans Le Parc »

Grape Variety : Cabernet-Franc 100%.

Location / Situation : From our vines grouped around our family house. Plots handed down from generation to generation since the 15th century by Farou, maternal family of Bertrand.

Soil : Sandy plateau on yellow limestone soil (Millarge).

Winemaking process: Harvested at full ripeness. Vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. No ageing in cask.

Bottling : April following the harvest.

Ageing potential : 7 to 20 years. Long term cellaring wine.

Serve : Between 15 & 16°C.

Tasting Notes : Beautiful purple colour. Ample and smooth palate with elegant tannins.

Association : Serve with any kind of grilled or roasted meat.

Chinon Rouge « La Haute Olive »

Grape Variety : Cabernet-Franc 100%.

Location / Situation : Hillside facing south at the well-known place called : La Haute Olive.

Soil : Exceptional terroir of pure degraded limestone soil almost chalk .

Winemaking process: Harvested at full maturity. Vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. No ageing in cask.

Bottling : March following the harvest.

Ageing potential : 10 to 15 years.

Serve : Between 15 & 17°C.

Tasting Notes : Superb and complex bouquet combining original floral notes (peony, violet) with fruity aromas (black fruit). Elegant and silky tannins .

Association : Serve with any grilled or roasted meat (beef and veal).

Chinon Blanc « Les Blancs Closeaux »

Grape Variety : Chenin 100%.

Soil : Clay and limestone soil.

Winemaking process: Hand harvested at full ripeness. Pneunatic pressing. Vinification with agitation on the lees (bâtonnage) in thermo-regulated stainless steel vat.

Bottling : April following the harvest.

Ageing potential : 7 to 8 years.

Serve : 8°C.

Tasting Notes : The Chinon white wine reveals the delicate aromas of chenin blanc preserving freshness. Aromas of white flower, acacia flowers with notes of honey. This wine will reveal its minerality over time.

Association : This dry white wine will match with both river or sea fish and will surprise you with asparagus or regional goat cheese.

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L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération.

©Pierre et Bertrand Couly