Domaine de la Butte Bourgueil le Haut de la Butte 2016

$ 28.75

Its creator is Jacky Blot, best known for his range of highly rated Chenin Blancs from Domaine de la Taille aux Loups in Montlouis and Vouvray. In 2002, he acquired the Domaine de la Butte in Bourgueil, where Cabernet Franc is the soupe du jour. His approach to production is described as burgundian, according to UK importer Charles Sydney Wines, 'separating the plots by geological strata as they go up the hill, effectively creating his own cru system as he picks, ferments and matures each cuvée according to its position on the slope and the age of the vines'.
  • Certified organic
  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • 30+ year old vines
  • South exposure
  • Clay and silex soil over pure limestone
  • De-stemmed
  • Indigenous yeasts
  • Unfined and unfiltered
  • Fermented and aged in 1-3 year old barrels

Tasting Notes
As a Loire Cabernet Franc, it has a style all of its own, with crunchy, thirst-quenching red fruit of the kind that is very trendy right now, tannin that is forthright yet rendered drinkable thanks to high acidity, and the sort of earthy flavours that are often associated with wines of terroir.