Les Georges” is classic Chinon in its marriage of vibrant fruit, honest tannins, and refreshing earth-mineral interplay. The extraction is beautifully judged, and the gentle structure and perky acidity operate in happy unison to create an overall impression of drive and freshness. It’s a real lip-smacker, with plenty of lovely spice and fruits that lean toward the red end of the spectrum.
About the Name:
Sébastien named this cuvée in honor of his ancestors, nearly all of whom are named George (in fact, his real first name is George too).
Winemaking Notes: The friendliest of the estate’s three red wine offerings, Les Georges Chinon is produced entirely from the free run juice of the estate's younger Cabernet Franc vines (planted 1980-1988). The grapes are manually harvested and destemmed. The wine is vinified and aged spontaneously in steel tank. The wine spends 6 months on its lees. This cuvée comes primarily from Les Plantes, the thirteen hectares of Cabernet Franc immediately behind Le Clos, which Sébastien’s father planted between 1978 and 1988.
Far from a simple gulper, Les Georges is classic Chinon in its marriage of vibrant fruit, honest tannins, and refreshing earth-mineral interplay. The extraction is beautifully judged. The gentle structure and perky acidity operate in unison to create an overall impression of drive and freshness. It's a real lip-smacker, with plenty of spice and fruits that lean toward the red end of the spectrum.
From the American Revolution to Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign to the blue waters of Tahiti, the Petit Thouars family has a long history of adventure and accomplishment. The current generation has revived yet another family tradition by restoring the estate’s vineyards. Over 15 hectares produce complex reds and refreshing sparkling wines, and new vines will soon be producing fine whites as well.
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