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YVES CUILLERON VIN DE FRANCE CHATUS

$61.55

Faithful to the terroir as well as to memory, Yves Cuilleron decides to break with the uniformity of Syrah and plant old grape varieties! “Why not go back to grape varieties adapted to our region (Chatus in Ardèche, Persan in Isère, Durif and Dureza in Rhône-Nord) but which have been abandoned?” Tradition is the signature of the estate, our insurance in survival.

The Chatus grape variety, also known as Bourgnin, that was once probably widespread in Piedmont, it can be found in the entire Alpine region, from Mondovì to Canavese, to Biella and even in Val d’Ossola. Today the Chatus is cultivated mainly in the surroundings of Dronero (hence the synonym “Nebbiolo di Dronero”), on the hills of Saluzzo and in Pinerolo.

The Chatus has a probable French origin and was once grown by the Savoy in the Massif Central, but later was abandoned, to be only recently reintroduced.

The Chatus is one of the most promising varieties of ancient tradition from an oenological point of view, it can be used both in blends with less structured grapes or on its own to produce wines with a ageing potential.

The berry is black, small, ellipsoidal, and short with very waxy skin, rather thick, blue black coloured. The bunch is medium, pyramidal, with short wings, rather long, compact with a medium, pyramidal, with short wings, compact leaf.

YVES CUILLERON VIN DE FRANCE CHATUS

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SKU: 862435

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