Donatien Bahuaud

Les Boires, Chinon (2014)

This wine of very high expression is the result of an exclusive partnership with Jacques Lurton. It is made from a combination of two terroirs; vines situated on chalky-clay hillsides and to a lesser extent, planted in sandy soils from the Loire (the latter offer harmony to the blend).
HARVEST NOTE

This great wine is a premium selection of oak-aged wines. It was finally matured in Saint-Hilaire- Saint-Florent, where we invest in a cellar with barrels specially dedicated to this wine. Then, regular tastings take place between Jacques Lurton and our winemakers to guarantee the optimal maturing under oak

Since his childhood, Donatien Bahuaud had wandered throughout the area’s vineyards, from which he enjoyed watching boats laden with barrels sailing down the Loire River. This pastime led to his vocation. Donatien Bahuaud’s family were clog makers, coopers and grape growers, however, he decided that he would become a winemaker. His ambition was that of restoring Muscadet’s former splendor when it was served at the table of British royalty and appreciated by French aristocrats during the Renaissance. He founded Donatien Bahuaud in 1929 and he traveled throughout the vineyard with his wines in oak vats loaded on a cart.

TASTING NOTE

Colour: intense red with purple tints.
Nose: frank of black fruits and toasted notes.
Palate: rich with very ripe red fruits, leather, and mellow oak

FOOD PAIRING

Barbecued T-bone steak

Haunch of venison

Lamb

Soft cheeses

TECHNICAL DATA

Grape variety: Cabernet Franc

Region: Loire Valley, France

Subregion: Touraine

Appellation: Chinon

Vintage year: 2014

Alcohol by volume: 12.0%

Ageing potential: 6-10 years

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016: Commended
International Wine Challenge, 2016: Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015: Commended
International Wine Challenge, 2015: Commended
Concours des Feminalise, 2014: Bronze

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