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2014 Bourgueil “Les Perrières”

Catherine & Pierre Breton

The phrase “pencil lead” is often listed among the typical aromas of Cabernet Franc, and here’s a classic example of that. One sniff and you’ll be transported back to grade school, a razor-sharp Ticonderoga No. 2 in hand. The 2013 “Les Perrières” is delicious now and already developing the alluring secondary notes of a mature wine. Savory and earthy notes are side by side with youthful fruit. Youthfulness and maturity together, like the fresh-faced, young teacher you had a crush on in the third grade.

Dustin Soiseth

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Bourgueil
Country: France
Region: Loire
Producer: Catherine & Pierre Breton
Winemaker: Catherine & Pierre Breton
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 13%

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About Loire

map of Loire

The defining feature of the Loire Valley, not surprisingly, is the Loire River. As the longest river in France, spanning more than 600 miles, this river connects seemingly disparate wine regions. Why else would Sancerre, with its Kimmeridgian limestone terroir be connected to Muscadet, an appellation that is 250 miles away?

Secondary in relevance to the historical, climatic, environmental, and cultural importance of the river are the wines and châteaux of the Jardin de la France. The kings and nobility of France built many hundreds of châteaux in the Loire but wine preceded the arrival of the noblesse and has since out-lived them as well.

Diversity abounds in the Loire. The aforementioned Kimmderidgian limestone of Sancerre is also found in Chablis. Chinon, Bourgueil, and Saumur boast the presence of tuffeau, a type of limestone unique to the Loire that has a yellowish tinge and a chalky texture. Savennières has schist, while Muscadet has volcanic, granite, and serpentinite based soils. In addition to geologic diversity, many, grape varieties are grown there too: Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne are most prevalent, but (to name a few) Pinot Gris, Grolleau, Pinot Noir, Pineau d’Aunis, and Folle Blanche are also planted. These myriad of viticultural influences leads to the high quality production of every type of wine: red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert.

Like the Rhône and Provence, some of Kermit’s first imports came from the Loire, most notably the wines of Charles Joguet and Château d’Epiré—two producers who are featured in Kermit’s book Adventures on the Wine Route and with whom we still work today.

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2018 Sancerre

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2018 Cheverny

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2016 Sancerre Rouge

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NV Vouvray Brut “La Dilettante”

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2013 Saumur-Champigny “Clos de L’Échelier”

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2015 Chinon “Le Clos Guillot”

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2016 Chinon “La Croix Boissée”

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc “Unique”

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2018 Reuilly Blanc “Les Fossiles”

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2012 Saumur-Champigny “Clos de L’Échelier”

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A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117

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