SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL

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SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL

Région de production

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Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil is the only AOP of the Loire Valley produced on its  own area; it’s located between Tours and Angers. The Cabernet Franc, the single grape variety of the AOP, extends on a soil composed of gravels, sands and sometimes limestone . Its aromas of red fruits, raspberry, cherry, blackberry , as well as its brilliant red color are in perfect harmony with a fine and greedy nose. Its smoothness, softness and fruitiness make saint nicolas “The” wine for all friendly moments to share! Wines of saint nicolas de bourgueil are highly appreciated by the French catering and beyond our borders.

Climate

Clima

Semi-oceanic climate

Soil type

Soils are mainly made up of sand and gravel on low terraces. Above the terraces, one third of the vineyard is planted on tuffeau slopes with a covering of sand

Varietals

Cabernet franc

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Red, rosé

Annual Production*

60 800 hl

or around 8 106 667 bottles

tonneau

Producers

140

producteur

Basic Yield

55 hl/ha

rendement

Conservation

14°-17°

elevage 5 -10 years

14° Young wines
17° Older wines

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Apéritif

with a saint-nicolas-de-bourgueil rosé

Plat

with a saint-nicolas-de-bourgueil rosé

Grilled meat

 

with a saint-nicolas-de-bourgueil red

Stewed fish Grilled or roasted meat Simmered meat

Dessert

with a saint-nicolas-de-bourgueil rosé

Red fruit desser

 

with a saint-nicolas-de-bourgueil red

Chocolat dessert

Degustation
Oeil

Red: Bright intense rubis

Nez

Red: Red fruits, violets, raspberries, blackberries, liquorice and spices

Bouche

Red: Supple,dense, full-bodied, softness and fruitiness

*Moyenne annuelle sur les 5 dernières années

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