Catherine et Pierre Breton, Bourgueil "Avis de Vin Fort" 2020Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc
As the wine world talks about Catherine and Pierre Breton, one will hear them referenced as "real life bon vivants vignerons." I love this description so much as it perfectly captures the soul of this married couple. From the beginning, they have truly wanted to have fun in life and to make unadulterated natural wines long before the hipness of the natural wine scene took hold. Recently, they started the three-year process of seeking biodynamic certification. In fact, they have become international icons for the natural wine movement in an area where the climate and soil can make organic practices difficult. They are based in Bourgueil in the Loire Valley and have an impressive spread of vineyards ranging in soils and vine age. One might say the innovative couple is well ahead of the game and doing it with charm and grace.
This is a fun, energetic Cabernet Franc from 40-50 year old vines. The name loosely means “strong wine advice,” drawing inspiration from an old maritime warning of strong winds. The advice is to avoid bad weather, sail back to shore and have a glass instead. The wine is very light and drinkable after spending just 6-8 days on its skins.