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2009 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige, Domaine des Chesnaies

2009 Bourgueil Cuvée Prestige, Domaine des Chesnaies
ref. CHES090

Wine Variety: Although Cabernet Franc is among the most venerable of all Bordeaux's grape varieties, it now looks likely that its origins lie further south in the Pais Vasco, that region just across the Spanish border on the Atlantic seaboard. This is a very ancient variety and, with Sauvignon Blanc, one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon. With climate change, its importance in the wines of Bordeaux is growing and plantings are increasing. 

Wine Region: We're in Touraine here, in the middle Loire Valley. Bourgueil vines are largely planted on south-facing slopes comprised of limestone and gravel. Up to 10% Cabernet Sauvignon is permitted in the red wines and some rosé is also made. Unlike in Chaon, there is no white Bourgueil.  

Wine Producer: Pierre Guyot first began producing wine at Lamé-Delisle-Boucard in 1869. The business has always been very much a family affair with Pierre’s son-in-law Jules Lamé pioneering grafting vitis vinifera vines onto American Rootstock after the phylloxera epidemic. Originally, their wines were sold in bulk to local négociants, but the celebrated 1947 vintage inspired the family to begin bottling and selling wine under their own label. Unlike many other French estates, Lamé-Delisle-Boucard has not been split up by the Napoleonic inheritance laws and has steadily increased in size to 44 hectares over the 5 generations. Planted over a diverse range of soil types, with an average vine age of 35-40 years, Cabernet Franc represents 85% of their vineyard holdings, with 15% planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. Now with Pierre’s great, great grandchildren at the helm, Philippe and Stéphanie Boucard, Lamé-Delisle-Boucard is highly regarded for its superb, mature reds, which are aged in the estate’s beautiful Tuffeau cellars under the cuverie.

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Style
Style:
Red - full-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Cabernet Franc
  Producer
Producer:
Domaine des Chesnaies
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
16°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
France
  Appellation
Appellation:
Bourgueil
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2022
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Loire Valley
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Lamb

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

I find herbs and dark, dark fruit on the nose with a hint of oak spice. This is dense and juicy in the mouth: a wine of great snap and thrust, with a juicy intensity. It’s also extremely long in the mouth. Superb. Bowes Wine original note

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