Terre de Châtaignier
Protected Geograpical Indication
The vineyard is situated on the southeast side of the southern part of
Ardèche. Chatus is solely planted on the terraces of the Cevennes
Mountains, facing directly south, protected from wind gusts on soils
with a high percentage of sandstone. It is located in the districts of
Payzac, Largentière and Rosières.
The Chatus grape variety is harvested at the end of the
September with a naturally high content in alcohol. It is then
transformed into wine according to traditional methods, after
being destemmed and crushed. This wine is aged in oak vats
for 12 months.
The abuse of alcohol is a health hazard. Drink in moderation.
Garnet with violet tints in its youth, it gradually develops into
a dark red color, with a deep robe underscored by dazzling
brightness. Its aromas are complex, including notes of
over-ripened fruit (quince jelly, figs, and prunes in alcohol),
coffee and tobacco, with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon.
Strong and well-structured on the palate, including rich
tannins, this wine is true to type.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING:
It is best to open this wine a couple of hours beforehand. It
goes marvelously well with strong red meat, grilled or
served with gravy, as well as goats’ and sheep’s cheese. It
is surprising with dark chocolate.
This is an age-worthy wine par excellence. It starts to
express itself as of 3 years and offers its full potential after 5
to 10 years.
VIGNERONS ARDECHOIS – Quartier Chaussy – BP8 – 07120 Ruoms
Tel : 04 75 39 98 00 – Fax : 04 75 39 69 48 – email : [email protected] – site : www.vignerons-ardechois.fr