Chateau de Coulaine Chinon Les Picasses 2015
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This wine, now mature and ready to drink, is named after the hillside on which the vineyard is planted. Aged in wood, it is smooth, with fine tannins set against ripe cherry and blackberry fruits.
Chateau de Coulaine is a family-owned estate rich in viticultural tradition which has been operating continuously since 1300. Since 1988, Etienne de Bonnaventure has assumed the viticulture and winemaking responsibilities and has grown the estate to its current 12 hectares, all situated on Chinon’s plateaux. Since 2014, his dynamic son Jean has joined the family domaine on a full time basis. Planted to 100% Cabernet Franc, vineyards are organically farmed, all grapes are hand-harvested and vinification follows a non-interventionalist path. Coulaine’s low yields (around 35 hl/ha) result in a deeply concentrated, savory and succulent expression of Cabernet Franc.