Le P'tit Fût Chinon 3L
Ref : 340064
3 litre barrel
i.e. 0.70 € / liter
- Keeping level A consommer dans les 3 mois
- Service temperature 14°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Soft cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its ruby color offers a fresh nose of red fruits and blackcurrant. The palate is balanced, straight, fine, big and characterized by violet with coated tannins.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Born in 1494 in a village located South-west of Chinon, Rabelais has often bragged about his favorite wine. He especially mentioned to have drank many glasses of what he described to be a qualitative and fresh wine.
Domain and appellation
With François Rabelais as an historic ambassador, the Chinon appellation knows how to magnify the cabernet franc, locally called “cabernet breton,” and make it shine at an international level. The vines are spread across 2300 hectares.
- Terroir: Established on side hills at the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne rivers, the vines lay on gravel and limestone-clay soils. The wine are fresh and can be appreciated early on when they originate from gravel soils and more complex with a high ageing potential when the grapes are issued from tuffeau soils, locally called “tuff.”
- Viticulture: Cabernet franc and chenin blanc are the main grape varieties.
- Vinification: Mostly made with 100% cabernet franc, the appellation allows a blend with cabernet sauvignon (10% limit). Those wines result from the collaboration between the maison Nicolas and local wine cellars, which are selected for their abilities to enhance their surrounding terroirs.
Grapes Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Franc : 100%