Wine: Domaine de la Petite Mairie
Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Bourgueil [bor guh’y] is one of my favorite Loire Valley wines. For one, it's fun to say, once you know how. And two, it is where one finds the purest, most elegant and expressive representations of the cabernet franc grape, with a combination of heft, nuance and distinction. Domaine de la Petite Mairie is run by James Petite and his wife Corinne, where they make three wines in very small amounts. Here, we have the rosé from 2014, an exceptional year. The weather has warmed to an average of 72 degrees here in New Orleans these past few days, and pink wine was the perfect match.
I rarely copy my notes verbatim, but these amuse me.
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