Domaine De La Chanteleuserie, Bourgueil Cuvée Beauvais 2012, Loire, France
Tasting Note: A higher-acid, cabernet franc that captures the Loire cab-franc style.
Deep purple in color this cabernet franc has a nose of damp forest floor, dry hay, violet, dried rose petal and restrained black and red fruit including raspberry and some vanilla baking spice.
On the attack the cabernet franc expresses round, tart, sour, medium-plus acidity and a slightly under-ripe red fruit character with medium tannin on the finish.
The wine develops some mid-palate complexity with exposure to air.
Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, California
Tasting Date: May 20, 2016