Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil "Vieilles Vignes" 2015 - Clos des Quarterons

This is simply a delightful wine from Le Clos des Quarterons and winemaker Xavier Amirault! Elaborated from old vines of Cabernet Franc - over 50 year-old - and matured in demi-muids (500-liter barrels), it really shows how complex a great Loire Cabernet Franc can be. Try and decant it for a couple of hours if you can and let the magic come to your glass. You will discover notes of blueberry and blackcurrant and an elegant touch of violet. Great concentration, good tannins and a nice acidity for this exceptional wine.

92/100 Wine Enthusiast

Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards

10 Bottles available

£ 19.00 tax incl.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Clos des Quarterons
2015
Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil
Loire Valley
Dry red wine
100% Cabernet Franc
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2023
2 hours before
16-17°C
Slow-cooked or spicy red meat dishes, game
  Body Body Scale Red Wine Barrel.png Technical stuff Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil Les Vieilles Vignes 2015
  Oak Oak Scale Red Wine  
Soil
Vineyard
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Gravel, clay and limestone
Biodynamic and Organic
Manual
12.5%
15 months in demi-muids (500l oak barrels) with 1/3rd new oak
  Complexity Complexity Scale Red Wine
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Wine Enthusiast

92/100 "Produced from biodynamically grown grapes in a walled vineyard, this wine is superbly focussed. Its blackberry fruit, layers of tannins and acidity and concentration are all impressive. Rich while still keeping crispness, the wine is likely to age well over the medium-term. Drink from 2020."

Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards "Ripe bright cassis and bramble fruit aromas with hints of green pepper and flint. Loads of juicy concentration on the palate with an elegant structure."

Gold Medal at Concours des Vignerons Indépendants

 

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