Bourgueil "Trinch!", Pierre Breton
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Bourgueil "Trinch!", Pierre Breton - 2017

Item # 23697 750mL
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

The Trinch cuvée from the Bretons is all about toasting at the end of a work day. This is unoaked Cabernet Franc made from 30 year-old vines, grown on gravel-based soils. It's lighter in style yet full of dark fruits alongside fresh herbs and musk.

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Staff Pick Notes

Light, fresh, and herbaceous, now is the time to enjoy this light bodied wine from Catherine and Pierre Breton. 100% Cab franc, this wine is lively and fun, just like the Breton family. The Breton's are pioneers of the natural wine movement, and are in the process of receiving biodynamic certification. Very little sulfur is used in the winemaking process, and none is added at the bottling stage. Decant and enjoy!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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