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Catherine et Pierre Breton, 'Nuits d'Ivresse' Bourgeuil 2020
France / Red

Catherine et Pierre Breton, 'Nuits d'Ivresse' Bourgeuil 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant:

"Catherine and Pierre Breton are the real life bon vivants vignerons of lore. They are passionate about what they do, they enjoy sharing it with others, and they entertain with a generosity and charm. That they make great wine with such integrity makes our appreciation of them complete. The Bretons farm eleven hectares of vines just east of Bourgueil in the village of Restigné. They produce Chinon and Bourgueil, as well as a bit of Vouvray, creating honest wines for both early consumption and longer aging.

Nuits d’Ivresse “Drunken Nights” is the name of a special cuvée of selected old vines from top clay and limestone sites in Bourgueil. The wine is vinified in barriques and kept in wood for a year then bottled the following December a little over a year after harvest.  This wine is an homage to the methods of Jules Chauvet and does not see a drop of sulfur throughout its lifetime (harvest, vinification, bottling).  Therefore it must be drunk quickly or stored in the dark at a proper temperature."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Bourgueil
Region
Loire
Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Farming
Organic
Soil
Limestone, clay
Winemaking
The wine is vinified in barriques and kept in wood for a year then bottled the following December a little over a year after harvest.