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Style: Fruity, Full Bodied
Practice: Organic, Sustainable
Domaine Dozon Chinon Clos Du Saut au Loup ’18
After harvest the grapes go through a cold maceration, then fermentation takes place in fiberglass tanks, utilizing only natural yeasts. 50% of the wine is racked into older foudre, and 50% remains in tank until bottling, which is typically the following spring.
Tasting Notes: Vibrant purple color. Traditional notes of plum skin, raspberries and capsicum abound. Manageable tannins and herbal notes underscore a direct fruitiness.
About the Winery
Domaine Dozon is located south of Chinon, on the left bank of the Vienne. Originally a traditional livestock and produce farm, they turned to viticulture with the acquisition of the 14 ha Clos du Saut au Loup in the early 20th century.
Eric Santier, a Chinon native, purchased the Domaine in 2013 from Laure Dozon, with help from the esteemed Baudry family, for whom he had worked. Some of the older, less desirable barrels were discarded, replaced with fiberglass tanks and Santier now seeks to make more pure and fresh expressions of wine from his village. This is clean, mindful traditional winemaking at its best.
This winery is going through the conversion process to gain organic certification and is currently considered sustainable.