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Breton Vertical Sampler

6-Bottle Pack

Breton Vertical Sampler 6-Bottle Pack - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Catherine and Pierre Breton boast decades of combined experience
farming and vinifying the great appellations of the Loire. If there is one wine that embodies this lifelong commitment to excellence, it is undoubtedly their Bourgueil Les Perrières bottling. From one of Bourgueil’s historic sites, a slope of siliceous clay over tuffeau limestone, this majestic Cabernet Franc is consistently the Bretons’ most complex and age-worthy cuvée. Add old vines and long élevage in used wood to the equation, and you have a profound, concentrated red of striking finesse that can evolve for decades, thanks to its chalky backbone. In fact, we have never tasted a tired bottle! Some mature vintages of Les Perrières have just arrived directly from the Breton cellars in Restigné: 2007, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1993, and 1992. This is your chance to see the wonders of aged Cabernet Franc from some of the best in the business. –Anthony Lynch

$450.00
Vintage: 2007, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1993, and 1992
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Bourgueil
Country: France
Region: Loire
Producer: 6-Bottle Pack
Winemaker: Catherine & Pierre Breton
Vineyard: 1 ha
Soil: Silicieous Clay, Limestone
Aging: The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered after two full years in wood
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic

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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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2013 Chinon “Clos de la Dioterie”

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$54.00

2016 Coteaux du Loir Rouge “Cuvée du Rosier”

Pascal Janvier  France  |  Loire  |  Coteaux du Loir

$20.00

N.V. Vouvray Brut “Méthode Traditionnelle”

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$23.00

2015 Savennières Moelleux

Château d'Epiré  France  |  Loire  |  Savennières

$29.00

2016 Vouvray “La Cuvée des Fondraux”

Champalou  France  |  Loire  |  Vouvray

$24.00

2015 Savennières “Cuvée Spéciale”

Château d'Épiré  France  |  Loire  |  Savennières

$30.00

2016 Jasnières

Pascal Janvier  France  |  Loire  |  Jasnières

$21.00
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2011 Muscadet Réserve

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$35.00

2003 Vouvray “Trie de Vendange”

Champalou  France  |  Loire  |  Vouvray

$74.00

2015 Sancerre Blanc “Cuvée Marcel Henri”

Daniel Chotard  France  |  Loire  |  Sancerre

$35.00

2015 Pouilly-Fumé “Vieilles Vignes”

Régis Minet  France  |  Loire  |  Pouilly Fumé

$25.00

We only import wine we drink and enjoy ourselves, directly from the source.

Our wine tastes the same in your home as it did where it was bottled in Europe.

Like the long-term relationships we build with growers, we build long-term relationships with our clients. Have a question? Need wine advice? Just gives us a call—510-524-1524.

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