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2015 Bourgeuil “Cuvée Beauvais”

Domaine de la Chanteleuserie

2015 Bourgeuil “Cuvée Beauvais” Domaine de la Chanteleuserie - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

I’m always impressed with how much the wines of Christine and Thierry Boucard have going on. The Beauvais brings you the whole spectrum of Cabernet Franc: the nose is delicate and pleasant, the palate fresh and fruity at first, then finishing on more earthy characteristics of Cabernet Franc—forest floor and morel mushrooms. This is the perfect food wine—your year-round companion that covers all your cuisine bases: from fresh antipasti to chicken in cream sauce, and on to grilled red meat.

Julia Issleib

Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Bourgueil
Country: France
Region: Loire
Producer: Domaine de la Chanteleuserie
Winemaker: Thierry Boucard
Vineyard: Planted in 1971, 4 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Fermented in oak cuves, aged for at least 6 months in stainless steel
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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About 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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