Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: Domaine Taluau - Foltzenlogel 'l'Expression' 2020
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: 'L'Expression' is a forward-drinking, capsicum-scented Cabernet Franc that has a lovely concentration of fruit and a really persistent finish.
The cultivation of wine in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil was developed by the Benedictine monks at Bourgueil Abbey. Locals attribute the introduction of Cabernet Franc to Abbot Baudry (in 1089) who was reportedly a keen oenophile who championed the region's wines. The vineyards of Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil are spread over 820 hectares with the soil compsed of tufs of chalk and clay. It is well sheltered from the northern winds and the vineyards enjoy a mild and temperate micro-climate.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Franc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, Cheese, Chicken and Turkey, Salads|
|Cellarage||This Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil wine is capable of medium-term ageing, but is very pleasant when young.|
|Vinification||Manually picked grapes from 20 year old vines are fermented in thermo-regulated vats and then aged in 600 litre wooden barrels before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Domaine Taluau & Foltzenlogel
A family domaine where care is taken over the 'terroir' to enable wines to be made as naturally as possible.
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