Domaine du Bel Air les Vingt lieux dits Bourgueil 2020
Terroir and soils: Clay-siliceous. Southern exposure. Average age of the vines: 40 years. Planting density: 5000 vines/ha.
Philosophy: Organic Agriculture (Ecocert certified in 2000)
IN THE CELLAR:
Estate grown grapes, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Organically Grown Grapes, Skin contact, Unfined & Unfiltered.
The Gauthier family is lucky enough to own old caves cut into the tuff as a maturing cellar, which serves as a cozy nest for the wines. They rest there, serenely, in a stable and sealed environment with natural temperatures ideal for conservation. This cuvée was aged in barrels of 2 and 3 wines for 12 months.
IN THE GLASS:
Domaine du Bel Air les Vingt lieux dits Bourgueil reveals an intense and deep ruby color. Scents of intense black fruits accompanied by slightly earthy notes delicately fill the senses. The mouth is full, frank and concentrated. No heaviness or sourness appears. Here everything is pure fruit, intense, fine and delicate. The sapid and persistent finish gives an incompressible desire to return with relish to this bewitching Bourgueil.