Catherine et Pierre Breton, Trinch, Bourgueil 2014, Loire, France
Tasting Note: Cabernet franc from Bourgueil tends to express more concentration than it does in Chinon, and this Bourgueil displays that concentration but in a some-what lighter style for the region.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of violet, red plum, pencil shavings, forest floor and cedar.
On the palate, the dry, medium-bodied cabernet franc displays restrained red & black fruit flavors suggested on the nose with hints of tartness supported by medium acidity ultimately completing with a floral, medium-plus finish.
There are also some faint vegetal notes as well as is common for the region and is part of the wine’s character.
Tannin is medium, soft and ripe with some midpalate concentration.
A versatile cabernet franc that would pair well with many a weekday meal.
Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, California
Tasting Date: September 18, 2017