Chinon "La Familia" Valdegrulla, Dom. de l'R
Organic

Chinon "La Familia" Valdegrulla, Dom. de l'R - 2017

Item # 41976 750mL
$29.96/ Single Bottle
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$359.52 $323.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Chinon
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Fréderic Sigonneau is a relative newcomer to the Loire and started making his incredible wines in the 2000s. This La Familia cuvée comes from vines owned by his cousin - he shares the same green philosophy. Sure, you can drink this young but there's plenty of reason to believe that it will be fine too in 5 years.


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