Chateau du Petit Thouars 2020 'Les Georges' Chinon AOC
Item Number: 17191
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Chinon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Les Plantes
Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Tuffeau chalk and limestone
About the Name: Sébastien named this cuvée in honor of his ancestors, nearly all of whom are named George (in fact, his real first name is George too).
Winemaking Notes: The friendliest of the estate’s three red wine offerings, Les Georges Chinon is produced entirely from the free run juice of the estate's younger Cabernet Franc vines (planted 1980-1988). The grapes are manually harvested and destemmed. The wine is vinified and aged spontaneously in steel tank. The wine spends 6 months on its lees. This cuvée comes primarily from Les Plantes, the thirteen hectares of Cabernet Franc immediately behind Le Clos, which Sébastien’s father planted between 1978 and 1988.
Tasting Notes: Far from a simple gulper, Les Georges is classic Chinon in its marriage of vibrant fruit, honest tannins, and refreshing earth-mineral interplay. The extraction is beautifully judged. The gentle structure and perky acidity operate in unison to create an overall impression of drive and freshness. It's a real lip-smacker, with plenty of spice and fruits that lean toward the red end of the spectrum.