Joli Vin imports
Appellation: Côtes du Marmandais
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec & Syrah
Average age of vines: 30 years
Principal soil type: Clay/gravel over marl (clay/limestone) base.
Chante Coucou is born of a terroir not unlike those found in Pomerol, a clay/gravel mix on top of calcareous clay base. The blend here favors Merlot and results in a wine that is round, plush and concentrated. Cabernet Sauvignon lends a floral dimension, structure as well as freshness. Syrah adds dark fruit and spice. Chante Coucou along with Clos Baquey, represents the pinnacle of wine produced by an artisan craftsman.
Everything you would expect of a great right bank Bordeaux: dark plummy fruit alongside subtle floral accents of mint and anise. Velvety and unctous in texture with finely integrated tannins. A grand wine for a grand occassion.
Chante Coucou fact sheet (PDF)
Coucou Blanc60% Sauvignon Blanc with 30% Semillon and the balance Sauvignon Gris. A white wine atypic for the region and an hommage to his time spent in Alsace.
Abouriou90% Abouriou with 10% Merlot. Vinified by semi-carbonic maceration, which is to say, whole cluster fermentations with occassional punch downs.
Le Vin Est une FêteThe emphasis is on fruit and freshness here so no rigourous extration. Majority Merlot with Cabernet Franc and Abouriou supporting roles…
Le Vignoble d’ÉlianPrimarily Cabernet Franc, with some Merlot and Syrah. The deft use of Syrah here adds a note of Northern Rhône meets Bordeaux.
Chante CoucouIssued from a clay based, gravelly soils and mirroring a wine one might expect to find in Saint-Emilion or Pomerol, this is a wine marked by plush dark, berry fruit and a soft, seductive texture.
Clos BaqueyBy any measure a grand and complex wine. Dark concentrated fruit, wild herbs and minerality build a rich aromatic profile while fine and well integrated tannins extend the palate…
Sua Sponte30% Sauvignon Blanc and 70% semillon of which 50% is Botrytised.