Producer: Domaine des Mailloches
Wine: 2019 Bourgueil Cuvee des Mailloches
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc - no oak, 100% stainless steel, short maceration, bottling in the Spring.
Food: Pairs well with grilled or sautéed white meat, especially pork. Roasted venison with Lyonnaise potatoes and poached prunes. For fans of red wine and cheese, pair Bourgueil with aged, firm goat and sheep’s milk cheeses.
Cellaring: Drink now or enjoy through 2024
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" 2018. The Domaine des Mailloches is spread on 44.5 acres.
It appears that the origin of the Bourgueillois vineyard is linked to the creation of the Abbey of Bourgueil in 990, which gives us the first written traces.
It was at the time of Saint Martin of Tours (IVth century) that the first vines were planted. The vineyard of Bourgueil, classified AOC by the decree of July 31, 1937, is located west of Tours on the gently sloped right bank of the Loire. The appellation extends over 7 towns in the Indre-et-Loire district: Restigne, Benais, Ingrandes de Touraine, Saint Patrice, Chouze' sur Loire, La Chappelle sur Loire et Bourgueil covering about 3460 acres.
Cabernet Franc rules the roost in Bourgueil, an appellation dedicated solely to reds and rosé. These wines are resplendent of raspberry and the grape’s hallmark “pencil shaving” aromas, and can be slightly more tannic than wines from neighboring Chinon.
Information by Wines of Bourgueil