Domaine de Chevalerie Bourgueil Cuvee diptyque, super food friendly
The wines are made only from the Cabernet Franc grape, producing fresh yet intense reds that are a delight to drink. 'Diptyque' is 100% Cabernet Franc harvested from 25 year old vines and undergoes ageing in old oak barrels for up to 12 months before bottling.
A bright ruby in colour, this is a lively and aromatic red with aromas of redcurrants and raspberries. The palate is packed with juicy red fruit flavours with hints of bitter cherry. A crisp, fresh finish lends itself well to a good goat's cheese. This is the vin de soif du the domaine - hyper quaffable, you can serve it slightly chilled, pop it open to pair with pretty much every type of food (except iodine and oily fish) and even keep a couple of years!. If you don’t believe cabernet franc can be delicious, juicy, savoury yet fruity, just try this wine! The 2017, a little tight last year, is now a pure delight after a quick decanting or using large stems. Quite purple in the glass, the nose if full of wild strawberry, crushed raspberry and hint of black berry. You pick up some iris root, Thai basil and forest floor too. In the palate, it is ultra fresh, with great, black raspberry like acidity, more herbal and floral. Tannins are really gentle yet present, with a liquorice root feel. Even if it is the vin de soif, you can drink it over a couple of days - it will only get better! Keep it up to 5 years with no problem.