Les Boires, Chinon (2014)
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.
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
Barbecued T-bone steak
Haunch of venison
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
Region: Loire Valley, France
Vintage year: 2014
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Ageing potential: 6-10 years
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