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Domaine du Grangeon Ardeche IGP Chatus 2012

Domaine du Grangeon Ardeche IGP Chatus 2012

  • 1999
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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.

100% Chatus

"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

Wine Notes

Ample, violet-laced blackberry fruits, scorched earth, tar, graphite and licorice to go with a medium-bodied, structured, yet elegant profile on the palate. The texture is liquid granite and it flows over the tongue as if woven from the finest silk. Yet this medium-bodied wine is light and graceful, with notable, savory tannin and integrated acidity with cherry, spice and pepper. 13.5% Alc.

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