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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgueil Rosé
Cabernet Franc 35 years average Silicious Clay N/A
Fines Bulles Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle
Cabernet Franc Young vines Sand and Clay 0.4 ha
Bourgueil "Cuvée Alouettes"
Cabernet Franc Planted from 1967 - 1980 Sand, Clay 8 ha
Bourgueil "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes"
Cabernet Franc Planted before 1970 Sand, Clay, Limestone 4 ha
Bourgueil "Cuvée Beauvais"
Cabernet Franc Planted in 1971 Clay, Limestone 4 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Green harvest to decrease yield and insure perfect maturity
• Grapes are both carefully sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar
• Regular pumpovers (Twice a day) during 8 days
• Bourgueil “Cuvée Vieilles Vignes” and “Cuvée Beauvais” undergo punchdowns by foot once a day in oak cuves for about 6 days

Bourgueil Rosé:
• Fermented in stainless steel tank
• Rosé made by saignée from “Cuvée Alouettes” tank
• No residual sugar
• No malolactic fermentation

Bourgueil “Cuvée Alouettes”:

• Fermented and aged in stainless steel cuves

• Maceration lasts 2 weeks


Bourgueil “Cuvée Vieilles Vignes”:

• Fermented in oak cuves

• Aged for 12 months in stainless steel and oak cuves


Bourgueil “Cuvée Beauvais”:

• Fermented in oak cuves

• Aged for at least 6 months in stainless steel

MISCELLANEA

Thierry Boucard’s Bourgueils from Domaine de la Chanteleuserie and the downright ridiculous value they offer should win many new converts to the cause of the Loire Cabernet Franc.


David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate

General Information

Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation(s)
Bourgueil
Producer
Thierry Boucard
Founded
1822
Annual Production
6,700 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.vin-bourgueil-boucard.com

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