Bourgueil - Cornélius 1831 - Veilles Vignes 2019

Let's stop now in Bourgueil, on the right bank of the Loire, where Bourgueil Cornelius 1831 is made. Its name refers to a book by Balzac, Maitre Cornelius, in which the "good wine" of Bourgueil is celebrated. Here, the hundred-year-old vines grow on a tuff terroir. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels, the wine is frank and generous, ideal for a convivial break with friends.

Story

Location
The vineyard is located near Bourgueil.
Terroir
The Cornélius 1831 vintage is the illustration of a superb selection of hundred-year-old vines on a tufa terroir.
Vinification
Traditional vinification.
Ageing
The wine is then aged for 12 months in oak barrels.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served at room temperature (14-16°C).
Tasting notes
Dark colour with purple hues. A very pretty spicy framework of caraway, black pepper and mint dominates a nose of cooked fruits, fruits in brandy and fine toasted nuances. The palate is warm, with fruit, undergrowth and violets, and is balanced by its characterful tannins and smoothness. Fresh and liquorice finish.
Food and wine pairings
As an accompaniment to fine charcuterie, meats in sauce (beef cheek, fillet of venison, wild boar stew).

Reviews

87/100
Nommé
88/100
Argent
Argent