2016 Bourgeuil, La Diletante

La Dilettante is a wine vinified by carbonic maceration on old vines from gravel grounds. The perfect mate to get together for an improvised drink around a snack or tapas. An extract from the guide Bettane et Desseauve: A wine for every thirst. Fresh, fruity and perfectly tasty. The rate of second demand will be unreasonable.

Price
£18.90 per bottle
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Grape
Cab.Franc
Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation
Bourgueil
Product code
BOURDIL16675

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Baking Spice

Cinnamon, Vanilla, Clove, Nutmeg

Bean / Legumes

Pinto Bean, Black Bean, Navy Bean, Lentil

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Exotic Spice

Anise, Cardamom, Ginger

Fruity, Umami Cheese

Cheddar, Gouda

Funghi

Porcini, Shitake, Oyster Mushroom, Button Mushroom

Strong Marinades

Barbecue, Teriyaki, Vinegar Marinades

Nightshade

Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Red Meat

Beef, Lamb, Venison

Umami Spice

Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric

White Meat

Chicken, Pork, Chop, Tofu
The producer

Domaine Breton

After setting up in 1989 and converting to organic agriculture the following year Catherine and Pierre Bretton precide over vineyards in the Bourgueil, Chinon and Vouvrey regions, evolving and creating truly special wines that continue to turn heads and please palettes.  Indeed, the different appellations provide varied soil types; the Bourgueil offering gravel, limestone and clay silex , the Chinon providing limestone and yellow tuffeau and the Vouvrey, clay silex. While the attention to detail and to remaining truly artisan greatly benefits the wines, all of which are harvested by hand bringing out the ripeness of the grape and made exclusively with indigenous and natural yeast. The wines are never filtered but made in slow elevage tanks and woods barrels selected to correct tannins to make certain that each of them are worthy of the Breton name.