Catherine et Pierre Breton, Bourgueil "Franc de Pied" 2019Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
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.
“Franc de Pied” means “free of foot.” The fruit comes from a single parcel of ungrafted Cabernet Franc vines. The winemaking is traditional with this bottle; the juice ages for one year in steel. This can be drunk immediately with all manner of food.