15 Ratings
Couly Dutheil "Baronnie Madeleine" Chinon

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Wine Description

(1989 Vintage) The estate's Chinon holdings are impressive indeed as they spread over three distinct Chinon terroirs: Sand and gravel along the Vienne River which produce light and fruit-driven wines, siliceous slopes and plateaus which impart a certain finesse and elegance to Chinon; and finally clay and limestone slopes which produce Chinon's most serious and profound wines. In the most successful years they select the most "feminine" barrels of Cabernet Franc for the La Baronnie Madeleine, a label in honor of Madeleine Couly-Dutheil, the great matriarch of this historic estate.