Chateau du Petit Thouars Rouge Les Georges Chinon (750ml)
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Chateau du Petit Thouars is a family run estate nestled in corridors of natural limestone caves in the Chinon appellation of the Loire Valley. The property was deeded to the family by Cardinal Richelieu in 1636 and vineyards that surround the farm house were planted in 1975. Today the 150 hectare estate is run by Sebastien du Petit Thouars (12th generation to dwell here since his ancestor George purchased the property in 1636) and his wife d’Arcy.
Bright and fresh on the nose with red berry aromatics, floral and some white pepper. The palate is medium bodied with lots of crunchy red fruit, subtle earthy and mineral notes with medium to high acidity and light to medium ripe tannins.
In contrast to the sandy soils that predominate in the eastern part of the appellation, the vineyards around Petit Thouars are clay-limestone, giving the Cabernet Franc grapes giving the red wines good structure and complexity. Les Georges is all about the freshness and flavour of the aromas. The wine is made from free run juice and is matured up to 6 months in stainless steel tanks. It is a wine to enjoy now, but can be kept 3 to 5 years.
In our shop, the powers that be have made a point to bring in some delicious wines made from the Cabernet Franc grape and “Les Georges” from Chateau du Petit Thouars is no exception. Hailing from Chinon in the Loire Valley, floral notes – mainly violet, occupy the nose along with red fruits like cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate. Gulp this down over some charcuterie or on its own with friends.