Domaine Gaëtan Bruneau

France

The gravel soils of Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil along with the specific terroir create Cabernet Franc wines that are singular and full of expression that cannot be found elsewhere. Gaëtan Bruneau represents the fifth generation of a family that are totally devoted to the cultivation of premium Cabernet Franc vines. In the vineyard, Gaëtan and his team of local workers who are committed to the land apply organic farming principles. Yields are reduced to get the maximum expression from the grapes and to lay the foundation for harmonious wines. Throughout the year, Gaëtan surveys his land on frozen ground or under a blazing sun with attentive care. In the cellar, Gaëtan continues with low intervention cellar techniques. The cellar was designed to follow the principles of gravity to avoid mechanical pump-overs. The difficult work and attention to detail give birth to wines of character that also reflect the soul of a true peasant producer.

Wines

La Chevallerie L'échappée Rosé · Profile

Made with 100% Cabernet Franc, using the saignant (bleeding) method. A fraction of the juice is taken from the red fermentation vats after a short maceration. This is sufficient to give the wine its inviting, cheerful colour and its delicate aromas. This technique also helps in the elevation of the red wines that the juice has been taken from by concentrating the polyphenols in a smaller volume. The wine is aged for 7 to 8 weeks on its fine lees to enhance the aromatic expression and deliver a wonderfully round, dry rosé wine.

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SKU 862666

La Chevallerie L'échappée Rosé · Pairing

Fine and aromatic, this zero sugar St-Nicolas de Bourgueil rosé guarantees a successful aperitif, which will continue with your raw vegetables and grilled meats.

Fish and seafood benefit greatly from its freshness.

La Chevallerie Gueulebée Cabernet Franc · Profile

The powerful and complex nose sets the tone for this cuvée. Dominated by raspberry and blackcurrant, it reveals subtle toasted notes.

The tannic structure is straight and imposing. Round and enveloped on the attack, it expresses its power in a perfectly balanced finish. A rich and expressive wine that reveals the potential of Cabernet Franc.

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SKU 862667

La Chevallerie Gueulebée Cabernet Franc · Pairing

This St-Nicolas de Bourgueil from old vines will delight lovers of good food, generously accompanying a beef cheek, a stew or even a duck with turnips. The best vintages develop a complex bouquet after several years in the cellar, and are revealed on a cheese platter.

And why not simply enjoy a glass of Gueulebée by the fireside?