Chinon "Les Cornuelles", Dom. de la Haute Olive
Organic

Chinon "Les Cornuelles", Dom. de la Haute Olive - 2016

Item # 42250 750mL
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Chinon
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

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


Tasting Notes

From 2 parcels in the Les Cournuelles vineyard: 1 with 60-80 year-old vines and the other with 100 year-old vines. These exposed slopes are south-facing and overlook the Vienne valley. The clay-limestone soils found here are covered with cornuelles (small hard white stones), giving this wine its name.


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