Le Bouquet Cabernet Franc 2013 Vin de Pays du Val de Loire - Domaine Laporte

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A light-bodied Cabernet Franc with red cherry and red berries aromas, ending with spicy notes. This entry-level bottle has it all if you are looking for an affordable and aromatic red wine from the Loire Valley.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainMaison LaporteEyeDeep purple
Vintage2013Nose Red berries and spice
AppellationVin de Pays du Val de LoireMouthLight-bodied with plenty of red fruit aromas on the palate
AreaLoire Valley and hints of spice and green peppercorn
ColourRedDrink fromNow
GrapesCabernet Franc (100%)Drink before2015
TypeDryOpen Open and drink
  Drinking temperature15-16°C
    
Food pairing
Light and fruity red that would match perfectly with white meat and soft cheese.
 
A word about the domain
Originally created by monks in 1850, the domain has been acquired by the Bourgeois Family in 1986 and is spread over 30 hectares today in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. The conversion to an all-organic domain has started, which demands a lot of manual work in the vineyard but which also aims at increasing the quality of the wines year after year. The Domaine Laporte is seen as a reference in Sancerre, both the quality of their wines and the great care they give to the vineyards.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 2*

About the wine
Wine Spectator: 86 (on vintage 2012)
"Light-bodied and open-knit, with a sandalwood frame to the cherry pit, pomegranate and white pepper notes. Perfumy finish. Drink now."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilSilt and tuff
HarvestMechanical
MaturingStainless steel vats
Ageing5 months
Alcohol13%