Bourgueil Trinch! Cabernet Franc Catherine et Pierre Breton 2020

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Perfect for:

A light lunch

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Pale, Fruity, Crunchy

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£19.95

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Bourgueil Trinch! Cabernet Franc Catherine & Pierre Breton, biodynamic, crunchy, youthful, fruity Loire valley red wine. This delightful little number is classic Bourgueil, with bright red fruits, soft tannins and a touch of liquorice. Versatile and not too heavy, this is a perfect summer red, or for light lunches of charcuterie and coarse pâté. The name Trinch comes from a German expression meaning cheers, derived from the sound that glasses make when they clink together. The grapes come from younger vines vinified in stainless steel with a cold maceration to preserve the character of fruit. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and bottled with a minimum of sulphur.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Pierre Breton
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Cabernet Franc
Terroir Young vines of Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 12%
Maturation Cold maceration in stainless steel
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Best drunk within 5 years of the vintage
Food Matching Light Dishes and Salads, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

Catherine and Pierre Breton have been running their biodynamic estate just north of Restigné since 1997.

In total they own around 15 hectares around the area, also in Bourgeuil and Chinon. Their wines scream the up-most respect for the land. The viticulture is scrupulously natural, avoiding all chemical fertilisers and weedkillers, restricting yields to something like 40-45 hl/ha (although some cuvées are below 35 hl/ha) and harvest by hand. In the cellars, the grapes are treated according to terroir: gravelly soils going into stainless steel, whereas grapes from clay-limestone vineyards are fermented in old oak vats. Only indigenous yeasts are used, filtration avoided, and sulphur is severely restricted with most cuvées receiving just 10 mg/l at bottling. Their Cabernet Francs are excellent, but their dry vouvray is one of our favourite expressions of Chenin in the shop.

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  1. Alex Traska

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    After enjoying other wines from Catherine and Pierre Breton, I threw a bottle of “Trinch!” into a recent order out of curiosity. On pouring I knew we were in for a treat – the most incredibly dense, vivid violet colour, a punch in the nose then bunches of red fruits and blueberries on the palate, with bags of structure from perfectly balanced tannins. The bottle was gone in a flash. Amazing wine for just £18!

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Bourgueil Trinch! Cabernet Franc Catherine et Pierre Breton 2020

£19.95