Chinon Serge et Bruno Sourdais Le Logis de la Bouchardière 2018

MXN $620

Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc

Appellation: Chinon Rouge AOC

Region: Chinon ( Loire Valley), France

You’ll taste/smell: wow! here at UNCORK love Cab Francs but this is truly beautiful wine. But don’t believe us here’s a great review of this wine by the WINE DOCTOR “Bright and shimmering in the glass, the aromatics are just wonderful, all crushed red cherry skins and pressed raspberry, dry and lightly grained, with fragrant notes of rose petals and pink peony on the side. This confident beginning is followed up by a cool and gently grained palate, very accessible, with a little substance to it and a touch of savory grip, with fresh acidity wrapped around the peppery summer fruits, with barely a lick of tannin which makes this perfect for drinking over the next year or two. All in all this has a lovely style, unfussy and not really deserving of prolonged dissection, and yet it is delicious and instructive, telling us a lot of the potential that lies within this vintage.”

Good to have it with: cold cuts and white meats

Best to have it: 55-57ºF, 13-15ºC

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Description

The Logis de la Bouchardière began growing vines in 1850. Serge developed the estate in the 1960s and 1980s and Bruno, who represents the sixth generation, took over from his father in 1991 to perpetuate the vineyard by combining methods traditional and more modern.

The Domaine de la Haute Olive, located in Chinon, has existed since 1913, joined us in 2006 to ensure the continuity of the vineyard on the side of Bruno’s wife.

All of the two vineyards, which are located in the municipalities of Cravant les Coteaux, Chinon and Panzoult, currently cover 57 ha, 3/4 on hillsides and 1/4 on the plain. The average age of the vines is over 40 years, the oldest are over 80 years old.

The soils, exposed on slopes facing south, are mostly siliceous clay, very arid with a lot of flint (the Clos). Another part of the soil is clay and limestone (the Chêne Vert, les Cornuelles). The last part rather contains alluvium and very dense gravels for the plain.

The cultivation of the vine remains traditional, with the work of the row, while respecting the environment (High Environmental Value standard from the 2019 harvest) and organic conversion on 9 ha.

The wine is aged in vats for young vines and in barrels or in casks for old vines.

The entire vineyard is Cabernet Franc. It is thanks to the diversity of the soils and the age of the vines that we differentiate our cuvées.

Alcohol Grade: 13%

Aged 4-8 months in concrete tanks

Aging Capacity: 6-7 years

Size: 750 ml

Additional information

Country

Wine Body

Medium-Body

Winemaking style

Conventional

Varietal