Pierre Gauthier (Domaine de Bel Air) 2019 'Jour de Soif', Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France

Pierre Gauthier (Domaine de Bel Air) 2019 'Jour de Soif', Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France

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Pierre Gauthier 2019 'Jour de Soif', Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France

Since 1979, this master of Cabernet Franc has farmed 18 hectares in the village of Benais—the heart of the Bourgueil AOC. With the help of his wife, Catherine, until her untimely death in 2016, and their son, Rodolphe, who joined the domaine in 2005, Pierre does all of the vineyard work by hand and has been certified organic since 2000. 

WinemakersPierre and Rodolphe Gauthier

Farming: Certified Organic

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc

Terroir: Clay and silica

Vinification: 100% destemmed grapes. Native yeasts for long cuvaisons of up to 3 weeks.

Tasting NotesThe Gauthiers make a fresher, early drinking wine every year that is meant to be drunk during the first year of release. Always delicious, it has all of the wonderful things we look for in young Cabernet Franc; dark fruit, soft tannins, refreshing finish, good mineral component. This is great quaffing wine.


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