Domaine de la Butte Bourgueil Le Pied Butte 2015

$ 36.00

After founding Domaine de la Taille aux Loups in 1989 and bringing its wines to international acclaim, Loire master winemaker Jacky Blot acquired Domaine de la Butte in the appellation of Bourgueil during the summer of 2002. He seized upon the opportunity to make equally great reds when he acquired an ideal bloc of Cabernet Franc vines averaging 30 years of age, entirelyDomaine de la Taille aux Loups on one south-facing slope, bordered by a protective forest. The entire slope has a bed of limestone rock and different top-soils and microclimates. The variations give rise to the four, site-specific cuvees that Blot crafts at his Bourgueil domaine. He aims to produce dramatic, intensely flavored and original red wines.  Domaine de la Butte wines have already attracted international acclaim. Blot credits his experience with late harvest Chenin Blancs for giving him an understanding of the phenomenon of ripeness essential for making the finest Bourgueils possible.

Le Pied de la Butte comes from a clay-limestone soil located at the bottom (foot or pied) of the slope. It is vinified and aged in stainless steel tanks to be enjoyed upon release in the Spring following harvest.

The wine offers generous, savory black cherry and cranberry fruit with a soft texture. 

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