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Pithon Paille Graviers Bourgueil Rouge 2018

Pithon Paille Graviers Bourgueil Rouge 2018

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Tasting Notes

Once again, 100% Cabernet Franc this time grown calcareous soils biodynamically. The most serious out of the bunch, fermented and aged in French oak. Wild raspberry, cherry, red currant and hints of roasting herbs, medium body and a real bistro wine.

Jo Pithon first started producing wines in the Anjou region in the Loire in 1978, using fully organic and biodynamic viticulture - something that was completely unheard of back then!

Over the years he refined his techniques, both in the vineyard and the winery, and started to garner international attention for his vibrant and vital wines, picking up the Grower of the Year award from the prestigious Revue des Vins de France. The Pithon-Paillé label was launched in 2008, when Jo partnered with Joseph Paillé.

The jewel in the Pithon-Paillé crown is the monopole vineyard Coteau des Treilles, a steeply graded plot in Beaulieu-Sur-Layon that had been abandoned since World War 2. Jo spent many years acquiring all of the separate plots to unite the vineyard under one ownership. He restored and replanted the site in 2000.

In 2018, looking to retirement, Jo sold his business to wine entrepreneur, Ivan Massonnat. Ivan and Jo have partnered together with a common goal - to make wines that become the reference for Chenin Blanc globally, and showcase the incredible Coteau des Treilles site. Jo will remain the winemaker for the next few years to ensure a smooth transition.

Product Type Wine Red Cabernet Franc
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub Region Bourgueil
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic