Chinon "Les Cinq Elements", Dom. de l'R
Organic

Chinon "Les Cinq Elements", Dom. de l'R - 2019

Item # 41977 750mL
$36.96 $24.96 / Single Bottle
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Color
Red
Vintage
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Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Chinon
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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

Les Cinq Elements is Fréderic Sigonneau's top Chinon. It comes from a 1.75 hectare parcel of 70 year old Cabernet Franc vines that are planted on gravel and clay-based soils. The grapes were hand-harvested, fermented in cement tanks with natural yeasts then aged for 8 months before bottling.


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