Chinon "Clos de la Dioterie," Joguet

Chinon "Clos de la Dioterie," Joguet - 2016

Item # 27068 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Medium-bodied with an endlessly changing bouquet. Earthy aromas with dark berries, pink peppercorn, and tobacco mingle with red currants and wild raspberry. A solid red wine that's drinking very well today. Enjoy with venison or pork tenderloin with mustard and herbs. One of many Grand Cru-quality lieux-dits on the Joguet property. Charles has since retired (though he stops by to look things over) and his protégé, Kevin Fontaine, is now making these wines.

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