Anjou "Pur Breton", Olivier Cousin
Organic

Anjou "Pur Breton", Olivier Cousin - 2020

Item # 39298 1.5L

Breton is the local name for Cabernet Franc. These vines are planted in soils of black loam and limestone. The fruit is fully destemmed before pressing contributing greatly to the fruit quality on the palate. Olivier Cousin cultivates 12 hectares of vines in and around Martigne Briand, which is nestled in the fertile and generous Loire Valley.

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Glossary

Loire

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.

Anjou

At the far western end of the Loire Valley lies the town of Angers, for which the region of Anjou is named. The wines of this region enjoyed great fame throughout the 12th and 13th centuries, when wine production was dominated by the white varietals Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Then, when phylloxera wiped out most of these plantings, the area was replanted with a large proportion of Cabernet Franc, as well as smaller plots of Grolleau, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay. Today, Anjou is most famous...

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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 wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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