Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil is getting all the glory this week, starting with this delicious example. Cabernet Franc grapes are harvested when fully mature to make an easy to drink red wine. Packed with expressive aromas of red fruit, typical of Cabernet Franc, it is a great choice to start exploring the appellation from a one of the best organic estate in the area!
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Clos des Quarterons
Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil
Dry red wine
100% Cabernet franc
from now to 2020
open and drink
Slightly chilled, 14-16°C
Aperitif, summer meals, barbecue
Gravel sand and clay
Biodynamic and Organic certified
Stainless steel vats
|What experts say|
90/100 "The entry-level wine from this estate is pretty impressive in itself. Named after the home vineyard, the wine is young, intensely fruity with red-berry flavors and a series of layers of tannin. It is smoky with a strong edge of acidity. Drink this wine from 2019."
Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards (previous vintage)
Silver Medal at Concours des Vignerons Indépendants (previous vintage)
2* Remarkable wine
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