2018 Lorieux Bourgueil 'La Coline'

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2018 Lorieux Bourgueil 'La Coline'

Purple red color with ruby reflections. On the nose, fresh strawberries accompanied by notes of plum skin, blackberry, and graphite with a hint of green. The palate is velvety, with spicy chili pepper notes and capsicum. Ready to drink now, this wine will pair well with goat cheese, camembert, beef, and braised pork belly with preserved mustard vegetables. 

APPELLATION: Bourgueil is an appellation for mainly red wines in the Loire Valley region. The red wines are made from Cabernet franc grapes (locally called Cabernet Breton), but can be mixed with 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon. Depending on the winemaker’s preference and the harvest, rosés are produced as well.

REGION: Loire Valley

ESTATE: Damien Lorieux is a family estate in Touraine, Loire Valley. The estate produces light, structured and fresh wines through the combination of the family know-how acquired over three generations and state-of-the-art equipment for the winemaking process.

GRAPES: Cabernet franc

DID YOU KNOW?: The Pays d’Oc area has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters.