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Domaine De La Butte [Jacky Blot] Bourgueil 'Le Haut De La Butte' 2021 750ml

Loire Valley
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Rated 94 by Decanter
Enticing smoky notes waft from the glass, leading to a richly textured palate. It is quite tight and closed at the moment, but the finish is infinitely long and you can sense the potential from its well-balanced fruit, tannins and acidity. Naturally this needs more time in bottle, and has the potential for a higher score. Jacky and Joëlle Blot bought the 16-hectare Domaine de la Butte in 2002 and since then have been making a marvellous range of Bourgueils. The vines are planted on steep, south-facing slopes on clay-limestone soils and are classified in a Burgundian style; with Mi-Pente being the grand cru in the middle of the slope and best exposed. This cuvée, Le Haut de la Butte, is from the premier cru area just above Mi-Pente, where the slope is more gentle and more exposed to the wind, although the wood at the top of the slope provides shelter from north winds. The hand picked grapes are sorted twice in the vineyard before being dropped through a hole directly into the winery below. The wine is fermented and matured in wood. ... More details
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Domaine De La Butte [Jacky Blot] Bourgueil 'Le Haut De La Butte' 2021 750ml

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Varietal: Cabernet Franc

Today, Cabernet Franc is one of the most widely planted grape varietals in the world, and thrives well in temperate climates and valley regions in many Old and New World countries. Its importance in wine history cannot be overstated – as one of the key ingredients for the magnificent Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style wines, it has helped shape the world of quality wines and raise the bar for vintners across the globe. The Cabernet Franc varietal lends its wonderful array of unusual, spicy and fruity aromas to blended wines, and yet can also carry itself very well in single variety bottles too. The bright red color of the fermented Cabernet Franc juices make this an elegant varietal, packed full of delightfully intense, rich flavors of currants, and perfumes of violets and tobacco.

Region: Loire Valley

In France, the region most closely associated with the production of fine white wines is the Loire Valley, a particularly fertile and temperate region near the Atlantic coast. This reputation is certainly justified, and the Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc vines which flourish in this region produce both dry and dessert wines of exquisite character and flavor However, the region is also responsible for some seriously high quality Cabernet Franc based wines, such as those found in the sub-region of Chenin, and plenty of elegant bubbly crémant wines, which are often fruitier and more lively than those found in Champagne, and with a character all of their own. The Loire Valley is an ancient wine region, with archaeological evidence dating wine production in this area back to the first century.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.