Domaine Couly-Dutheil Clos de Echo, Chinon, 2014

Style: medium red       Vintage: 2014            ABV: 13.5%

Varietal: Cabernet Franc     Appellation: Chinon

Region: Loire Valley     Country: France  

Very dark and intense ruby and garnet robe. The elegance and complexity of the bouquet is absolutely astounding as it reveals fragrances of ripe, spicy black fruits, oak, brown tobacco and fresh vanilla. Decant before serving. Serve with roasted wild duck, chicken, leg of lamb, grilled beef, and other game.

The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionally mild and benefits of long sunny periods. The variety of soils and their particular qualities allows the cabernet franc to express all its fineness and its celebrated "taffetas" within a range of strong personalities.

Domaine Couly-Dutheil has become, over the years, a reference point for the appellation of Chinon and one of the Loire Valley's most famous estates. Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developed by his daughter, Madeleine Dutheil, and her husband René Couly, today Couly-Dutheil remains a family Domaine, owned by the third and fourth generation.