Ruby red with a brick pink rim. Aromas and flavours of ‘cut-pepper’, blackberries and mushrooms are supported by ripe tannins preceding a complex, mouth filling finish. It should be decanted and served with grilled meats, game or strong, hard cheeses.
- Bottle £25.75
- Bottle Case £309.00
'Les Cent Boisselées' is a mid-weight, forward and fruity Bourgueil wine from 100% Cabernet Franc.
With juicy cassis flavours and pleasant blackberry leaf and mushroom aromas, its structured tannins will support some bottle age.
- Bottle £13.95
- Bottle Case £167.40
Bourgeuil Wine - Buy Wine from the Bourgeuil Region of France
Bourgueil lies on the Western flank of Touraine on the Northern bank of the Loire and benefits from a mild climate with low rainfall. As at neighbouring Chinon and Saint-Nicolas-de Bourgueil it is the Cabernet Franc grape that dominates here although lesser volumes of Cabernet Sauvignon are permitted.
In Bourgueil, Pierre-Jacques Druet is renowned as a gifted winemaker. His ‘Cent Boisselées’ is a mid-weight offering with supple tannins and a fine concentration of fruit but his brooding ‘Vaumoreau’ is a dense vin de gard with dark sous-bois scents and meaty mouth-filling flavours – game or wild mushrooms would be apposite accompaniments. Pierre-Jacques also makes a pretty, coral-pink saignant rosé. It is fresh and dry and raspberry-scented and perfect for drinking out of doors, on its own or with a dressed crab or prawn salad.