From terroir exactly like Rougeard's "Les Poyeux" (pure, almost beach sand, over limestone). A rare bottling from Antoine Foucault and what a wine. One of the great Loire Valley red's - aromatically it displays glissant, vibrant fruit on the nose, sweet blackcurrant with a gloriously perfumed seam. The palate is bright, with a succulent texture and terrific substance underneath the perfumed fruit. It feels stony but has all the resonance, complexity and depth you would expect from an estate of this calibre and, as attractive and glorious as it is in youth, time will only improve it. - Importer Note
Antoine practices Bio dynamics and the harvest is manual with strict sorting carried out in the vineyards. In his deep cellar, Antoine is very observant but lets nature take it's course, he uses a very modest dose of sulfur before the bottling.The wines are aged in a combination of seasoned barrels and foudre for anywhere between 24 and 36 months before release. The cellar is actually part of Clos Rougeard which is renowned for being very cold and this protects the wines in élevage and I think goes some way to explaining the glacial development of the wines in bottle.
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|Product Type||Wine Red Cabernet Franc|