St Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Cailloux 2016

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St Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Cailloux 2016

Loire Centre
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Red | 12.5°

Ref : 476483

9.40 9, 40

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 12.50 € / liter

2 product(s) sold since yesterday

  • Keeping level 2019
  • Service temperature 15°
  • Grapes Cabernet Franc

Our food and wine pairings

  • Soft cheese
  • Charcuterie
  • White meat

Our oenologists' opinion

Fruity and well-rounded

Its garnet color gives a nice nose of black fruits and violets. On the palate, this wine has a good balance, fairly winey with a nice character. Nice winey and typical finish.

Robe
Garnet

Features

Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.

Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.

Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.

Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.

Do you know ?

The cabernet franc, or “breton” grape varietys, emerged at the same time as the Bourgueil abbey in the 10th century prior to spread all around the region.

Domain and appellation

  • Famille Bougrier

    Since 1885 and 6 generations, the Bougrier family works for the recognition of the Vallée de la Loire wines. Nowadays, it is one of the last family maisons that covers the entire Vallée de la Loire, from Nantes to Sancerre…

    • Terroir: At the bottom of the vineyard is a sandy soil, bringing personality to the wine. At half hills, the soil is made of clay and sand. It gives finesse to the wine. On top of the hills are located clay-limestone soil, bringing power to the wine.
       
    • Viticulture: This wine is made of one single grape variety: The Cabernet Franc whose nickname is “Breton”.
       
    • Wine-making: This process is made under dregs during 10 to 20 days. It is followed by a malolactic fermentation happening in barrels or tanks. Then the wine ages traditionally inside barrels or tanks.


     

  • Main grape
    Cabernet Franc

  • Grapes Cabernet Franc
  • Grapes
    • Cabernet Franc : 100%

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