2013 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil - Loire Valley Red
Name: 2013 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil - Les VII Arpents de la Chapelle aux Vignes - Loire Red
Area: loire valley (see Map)
Tasting notes: Colour is intense crimson colour with a nose mainly fruity with fresh raspberry and cherry smell but also a spicy touch. The nose is the reflect of Foucher/Lebrun’s way of winemaking always delicacy and freshness instead of heavy and coarse wines.
The palate is lighter rather than its neighbour from Chinon, tannins are supples, the structure is elegant and silky which give to us a friendly wine
Wines & Food Pairing: Serve at 15°C-16°C (59°-61°F). The wine will match perfectly with red or white meat, poultry and medium cheeses
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet-Franc
Elaboration: Soils are made of sand and gravel, known as 'Graves’. The vines here are tended without use of herbicides. Soil is worked mechanically to carefully control yields.
Maturation in stainless steel tanks during 6 months. 1 or 2 rackings to keep freshness and its lively expression of St Nicolas
- Foucher-Lebrun is a “Petit Négociant” specializing in wines from the Loire Valley. The company’s mission is to convey as accurately as possible the expression of the appellations in the Loire region by careful selection, vinification and ageing of its wines. Foucher-Lebrun was founded in 1921 by Paulin Lebrun, a cooper by trade, who developed his company servicing a clientele made up of restaurants and cafés. During the 1950s, his son-in-law, Raymond Foucher, began bottling the company's wines and in 1985 handed over the management to his son, Jacky Foucher.