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Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Avis de Vin Fort, Loire, France

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $17   From: $14   To: $22

Price History for Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Avis de Vin Fort, Loire, France
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine producing nations. The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world’s top Bordeaux Blend wines. Cabernet Franc most commonly appears in blended red wines, where it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice. 

As a varietal wine, Cabernet Franc is light to medium bodied and often shows vegetal characteristics, in particular green bell peppers. This has led many wine drinkers to incorrectly identify Cabernet Franc as unripe Cabernet Sauvignon, or even Carmenere. This has ...more


Region
  • Bourgueil is the appellation for red wines from Bourgueil (and six surrounding communes) in the central Loire Valley wine region of France. Although technically a part of the Touraine district (which is defined by the political boundaries of the city of Tours), Bourgueil is markedly different from its neighbors and is often grouped together as a separate unit with Chinon, just the other side of the Loire river.

    Bourgueil produces mostly red wines (one of only very few Loire appellations to do so) and a small quantity of rose, both characterized by their ...more

  • Touraine is the district at the very heart of France's Loire Valley wine region, both geographically and in terms of production. Named after the city of Tours at its center, it follows the course of the Loire river for roughly 60 miles (100km), from Blois and Mesland in the east to ...more

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