Producer: Domaine Mailloches
Wine: 2016 Bourgueil Cuvee des Mailloches
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc - no oak, 100% stainless steel, short maceration, bottling in the Spring
Nose: Intense cherry, strawberry and violet, those notes continue on the palate creating a harmonious wine.
Palate: Medium-bodied with moderate tannins and alcohol.
Food: Pairs well with grilled or sautéed white meat, especially pork. Roasted venison with lyonnaise potatoes and poached prunrd. For fans of red wine and cheese, pair Bourgueil with aged, firm goat and sheep’s milk cheeses.
Cellaring: Drink now
Domaine Mailloches - Restigne, Loire
Family owned and operated for 8 generations, the Domaine des Mailloches is devoted to sustainable farming of a single grape: Cabernet Franc. Located for over a hundred years in Restigne, in the heart of the Bourgueil appellation, the vines grow on three different soils: sandy clay, gravel, and clay/limestone will each provide subtle, generous and refined wines with lovely fruit content.
Samuel Demont combines traditional methods with modern technology: Mechanical harvest to keep the grapes as cool as possible and vinification in stainless steel tanks are the basics for the elaboration of the "cuvee Domaine" 2016. The Domaine des Mailloches makes for 44.5 acres.
Bourgueil's AOC was created in 1937 and is located west of Tours, on the right bank of the Loire river. It spreads on 7 towns in the Indre-et-Loire district: Restigne, Benais, Ingrande de Touraine, Saint Patrice, Chouze' sur Loire, La Chappelle sur Loire et Bourgueil, covering about 3460.