Bourgueil Rouge "Cornelius"

Singular wines that reveal the excellence of the terroir, surprising flavours and unique characters.

Story

The wine
Maître Cornélius is a work by Honoré de Balzac, in which the good wine of Bourgueil is celebrated.
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 beef cheek, fillet of hind, wild boar stew, tajines.