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Pierre Borel

Bourgueil Rouge 'Clos de Pavee' 2018

$32.00

Bourgueil Rouge 'Clos de Pavee' 2018

Pierre Borel

Bourgueil Rouge 'Clos de Pavee' 2018

$32.00


Pierre has been making wine since 2006 with the old vines of the "Clos du Pavée" (a true clos), which is a two and a half hectare parcel planted in gravel soils, a big difference from the clay/limestone usually found around him. After a few years of working these old vines, he decided that he needed to uproot and replant the whole parcel to his liking and settled on planting two hectares of Cabernet Franc and half an hectare of Chenin. The vines are now six years old. Pierre works the vines alone, doing everything manually, and he wants to keep it that way. He is a firm believer in organic viticulture, certified by AB, and while he doesn't believe the AOC system is a mark of quality per se, he views working within the AOC a commitment to the winemaking traditions in the area.

Clos de Pavée: The only wine currently released by Pierre. Cabernet Franc planted in gravel soils, fermented and aged entirely tank with just a touch of sulfur added after racking. The result is a fresh wine; ripe, almost Northern Rhone like in the texture, while true to its noble Loire Valley  roots.

-Selection Massale