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Organic or biodynamic wine

Loire Valley


Les Vingt Lieux Dits - 2020 - Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier

Domaine du Bel Air

Pure expression of the Cabernet Franc, carried by notes of cherry, leather, very fresh vegetal notes. Palate: thin tannins, velvety mouthfeel, long and precise finish. Worth decanting, and ideally to be opened two hours before tasting.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Organic wine
Appellation
Bourgueil
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2023 to 2027
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€18.90
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100% Cabernet Franc from 40-year-old vines, grown organically and planted on clay-siliceous soils, on a South-facing plot. Manual harvest. Vinification: total destemming, sorting of the berries on a sorting table, cold pre-fermentation maceration, approximately three weeks of maceration with pump-overs and punch-downs, one year of aging in casks and demi-muids barrels that have seen two to three wines. Bottled at the Estate without fining or filtration. Maturation in the bottle at Bel Air’s, in old caves carved into the tuff.

Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier

Pierre et Rodolphe Gauthier

Pierre Gauthier, from the Domaine du Bel Air, is a monument of Loire viticulture, one of the heroes of Bourgueil appelation. His great-grandfather, a pottery worker in the small village of Benais, decided in 1880 that he wanted to create something else with this beautiful soil, and began to cultivate it. Phylloxera passes by, the parcels that are suitable for vines are very affordable at this...

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