About Château Coudray-Montpensier
Though the exact origin of the Chateau du Coudray is not known till now, official records state that this estate could have been in existence from 1242 onwards. Jean de Miremande was the authorized owner of this estate, as per records. After that, many prestigious winemaking families took control of the estate, and introduced many viticultural practices here. Today, this estate's beautiful architecture and the vineyards' fertility are mainly because of the boom that the country experienced in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
The Chateau Coudray-Montpensier, which was always known to be a wine-producing estate, is located in the Chinon appellation. Old vines dominate this plantation. The plots found on this appellation are about 10 years old, and the vineyards are known for their fertile soils and rich terroirs. The total vineyard covers an acre of 34 hectares.
The highlight of the grapes grown here is that the fruits grown here are naturally ripe, fruity, sweet, full-bodied and intense. All the wines of Chateau Coudray Montpensier are made from fruits grown on the Chinon appellation. Cabernet Franc is the only grape varietal used for making wines under this label.
The popular wines of Chateau Coudray-Montpensier are:
- Gaudeamus – Known for its extremely powerful and balanced taste, this wine made from 100% Cabernet Franc, is made from fruits grown on premium and selected slots of the Chinon appellation.
- Lapogee – Made from Cabernet Franc grapes grown on old vines in Chinon, this wine has the perfect balance between concentration and acidity. It comes in a beautiful purple colour, which is pleasing to the eye.
- Chinon Rose – Known for its subtle salmon colour, this rose wine comes with flexibility and roundness, which is hard to find in other rose wines globally.
- Lapogee Magnum - A premium wine produced under the label, this bottle tastes majestic, and provides a good balance on the palate.
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