Domaine du Grangeon Ardeche IGP Chatus 2012
An ancient and indigenous French variety only grown in the Rhone Valley. Chatus, pronounced (cha~two), the ancient 12th Century grape variety cultivated only by three estates in the whole world, all in the Ardèche region. This 100% Chatus is cultivated on terraces and Christophe and Christelle Reynourd is the world's only independent producer of Chatus. It is entirely cultivated by hand with no herbicides or chemical treatment of the vines. Most of Chatus’ continued obscurity is due to the highly skilled pruning technique needed to get the vine to bear fruit and the absurdly brief two-day harvesting window when the grapes must be picked. After a full Malolactic fermentation, into new Seguin Moreau Burgundy barrels for 24 months. Bottled by gravity.
"Even better, and made completely from the Chatus grape, which is native to the Ardeche region, and aged 22 months in Burgundy barrels". The Wine Advocate
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