Domaine de la Butte, Bourgueil Le Pied de la Butte 2019Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Jacky Blot is a restless man in the Loire Valley. He first founded Domaine de la Taille aux Loups in 1989, focusing on site specific Chenin Blanc in the Montlouis appellation near Vouvray. For his second chapter in the Loire winemaking world, Jacky Blot began Domaine de la Butte in 2002. He has been on the fast track to making quality Cabernet Franc from four different vineyard sites in the Bourgueil appellation. Now his son Jean-Phillipe Blot has taken much of the workload, having begun working for his father since he was just sixteen years old. These wines are pure examples of terroir expressed over a glass of Cabernet Franc.
Coming from the “foot of the mound,” this Cabernet Franc hails from Jacky Blot’s other estate winery, Domaine de La Butte in the Bourgueil appellation. The vines are roughly 35 years planted to clay and silex soil over limestone. The wine spends time in a mix of cement and older barrels.