IGP Val de Loire Cabernet Franc “Petit Bourgeois”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Crisp, crunchy, and fruity; this Cabernet Franc is a great example of the family skills built up over 10 generations.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
Elaboration: Following 10 to 12 days of maceration to extract a maximum of fruit, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks – indispensable to achieve the Petit Bourgeois’s finesse and suppleness.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of strawberries, redcurrants, and cherries “sweetened” by hints of spice. Harmonious notes of ripe, red fruits so representative of the Loire vineyards are balanced with a wonderful freshness that makes this wine delicate and easy to drink.
For ten generations now the Bourgeois family has devoted its passion and values to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, becoming Sancerre’s most well-known producer. The company is now led by the current generation of the family – Jean-Marie and Remi Bourgeois. The winery and family base is the vilage of Chavignol, and Domaine holdings can be found on a mosaic of plots throughout Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. Each plot is isolated and worked in respect of its origin to reveal, in the most precise and true way, the expression of its terroir, whether we are talking kimmerigdian marls, flint, or limestone clay soils. We see this expressed in a dizzying array of bottlings, many of which are amongst the most sought after of their kind in the Loire each year.