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2015 Bourgueil “Les Galichets”

Catherine & Pierre Breton

2015 Bourgueil “Les Galichets” Catherine & Pierre Breton - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



The “Galichets” in question are gravelly soils home to fifty-year-old Cabernet Franc vines, which the Bretons farm biodynamically and coax into producing this delightful little red—using only the most natural methods, of course. The Revue du Vin de France aptly described it as having “depth, pleasure, and terroir,” and I’ll add that the pleasure really takes the upper hand in this cuvée. Not only does it demonstrate the merits of a nondogmatic approach to noninterventionist viticulture and vinification in a dynamic environment amid ever-changing
market demands due to shifting trends in mainstream consumer culture, but also it is a damn tasty drink. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Chinon
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Vineyard 50 years, 3 ha
  • Soil Gravel
  • Winemaker Catherine & Pierre Breton
  • Aging Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered after one year in stainless steel
  • Farming Organic, Biodynamic
  • Alcohol 13.5%

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