Running after Chinon

Domaine de la Chanteleuserie, Bourgueil Cuvée Alouettes 2006 The previous vintage of the Cuvee Beauvais showed the characteristic green of Cab Franc from the area with enough fruit to back it up. This wine is a bit reductive and tarry with black fruit and minerality underneath. The wine is chewy, earthy and on the rustic side with fruit buried in the framework. The Alouettes as intended as the domaine’s soonest to drink Bourgueil, the youthful charmer. Mis au domaine par Thierry Boucard vigneron a Benais 12% $14.99 at Traverso’s

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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