Saint Nicholas de Bourgeuil, Dom. Damien Lorieux 2016

August 20, 2018

Cabernet Franc
St. Nicholas de Bourgeuil is one of those underrated French wine appellations that can provide complex but nicely fruity wines at everyday prices! Consequently, over 75% of production is consumed in France and very little arrives into the UK.  Damien Lorieux is one of those new generation winemakers that can combine both traditional and modern techniques having made wine in different parts of the world before returning home to France in 2005.
Delicious when young, this is an elegant wine with soft,supple tannins that will age gracefully over 5 years or so. A brilliant ruby on the eye, with classic Cabernet Franc  (Breton as it is called in the Loire) nose of intense raspberry and redcurrant. Medium bodied and silky with complex notes of undergrowth and spice. Crisp, lively acidity and nicely balanced with a rich red fruit laden finish.
A very versatile wine for food—everything from seared tuna to lamb chops. Try drinking slightly chilled as per the bistros of Paris when the weather is warm or when wine is called for during lunch.
This wine is a real “Jack of all Trades”!
Drink now— 2022


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