2015 Bourgueil Le Haut de la Butte, Jacky Blot

2015 Bourgueil Le Haut de la Butte, Jacky Blot

To ensure that this wine didn’t lack freshness in spite of the summer’s heat, Jacky undertook really careful winemaking in the cellar, making sure he didn’t over extract from the grapes. This has singing acidity, which combined with the beautiful fruit makes a cracking wine.

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Bourgueil, Touraine, Loire, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2026info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12%

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