Domaine de Chanteloup Red
Cave Robert & Marcel - Bourgueil
Cabernet Franc 100%
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to confront the economic difficulties of the era, pooling far more than mere financial concerns. At the time, Robert, Marcel, Yvon, Geneviève and the others, hailing from the same terroir, hewn from the same rock and sharing the same time-honoured values, set up their cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. “They chose to share their experience, their expertise and their dreams„
Our vineyard is located around the family house in the heart of the Bourgueil appellation. It consists of 11 hectares of Cabernet Franc vines. The Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is made from vines 35-50 years old on the finest plots. The terroir features clay-limestone soil that gives the wine volume and structure, as well as gravel soil that brings out the grapes’ intrinsic fruitiness.
The grapes are picked when fully ripe (yield: 50 hl/ha). Traditional winemaking with fermentation at moderate temperatures to lock in the grapes' aromatic potential. Long maceration (20 days) with gentle extraction of polyphenols. Aged for 6-10 months before bottling.
Tasting notes
Ruby-red colour with purplish highlights. Charming bouquet with intense aromas of berries (blackberry, blackcurrant), fresh fruit and ferns. There are also spicy (black pepper) and roasted nuances. The wine starts out quite smooth, full-bodied, and spicy on the palate, going on to reveal hints of fruit, forest floor and violet.
Food pairing
Served slightly chilled (59-61°F).This wine goes wonderfully with roast white meats, grilled meats, red meats, game, and soft-ripened cheeses.
Aging potential
Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc 100%
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195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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