Domaine du Mortier - Les Pins 2016
100% Cabernet Franc
ECOCERT Certified Organic, Biodynamic, 15 mg/L SO2
Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France
Imported by Jenny & Francois
From the importer-
From 60 year old vines from 1 parcel, composed of clay and chalk soil. The grapes are hand harvested, after which the whole bunches go into 50 hectoliter oak vats for traditional fermentation at low temperature (due to the cool outside ambient temp) that takes about 20 days. They use a starter of lees from previous vintages to start the fermentation, and line the bottom of the tank with boxes so the grapes are not in contact with any of the juice at the bottom. The wine stays in tank for about 4 months until it is bottled with 15 mg per liter of sulfur added.
Domaine Mortier is a small, 9-hectare vineyard located in the Saint Nicolas de Bourgeuil AOC, which lies between Angers and Tours. The two brothers Fabien and Cyril Boisard started Domaine du Mortier nearly ten years ago at a very young age, and while they may not be from a winemaking family, they have been making outstanding wines for quite some time. They are passionate about developing the life of the soil and plant crops within their vineyard to enhance the diversity of the soil and the flavors found in the wine. This is a very practical method to promote eco-diversity to create stunning wines.