Wine Of Origin
France, Loire Valley
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Bourgueil "Trinch!" comes from 30-year-old Cabernet Franc vines grown on gravel soils. “Trinch” is named after a German expression meaning “cheers” championed by the poet and philosopher Rabelais. Trinch is a Cabernet Franc from younger vines vinified in stainless steel with a cold maceration. It is made for early consumption and typically has very accessible fruit, soft tannins and low alcohol. Bottled in the Spring after harvest. The Winery: Catherine and Pierre Breton are the real life bon vivants vignerons of lore. The Bretons have 11 hectares of vines just east of Bourgueil in the village of Restigné. Their wines are made primarily from Cabernet Franc (known in the Loire, curiously, as “Breton”) with small quantities of Chenin Blanc for their Vouvray, creating honest wines for both early consumption and longer aging. The Bretons first introduced biodynamic practices into their viticulture in 1994, just after receiving their organic certification in 1991. They have become international icons for the natural wine movement in an area where the climate and soil can make organic viticulture difficult.
Demonstrating a delicious, musky fruit character, let the wine aerate and open to show its full character.