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SAINT-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL

CAVE DRUSSE NATHALIE ET DAVID

CAVE DRUSSE NATHALIE ET DAVIDThese young wine growers were rewarded in 2005 by the Départemental price for Dynamique Agricole. This winegrowing estate of 21 hectares has not used any more weeding chemical in the vines, which are enherbées between the rows and are worked on the surface with the feet, for several years. Nathalie and David Druze produce wines certified “Produit in conversion towards the Organic farming FR BIO-01”. Like us, you will love their superb Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil rouge Vieilles Vignes 2016, a pure Cabernet franc, from a clay-limestone terroir, it is a typical wine as we like it, with framing, notes of griotte and humus, of sustained colour, round mouth. Remarkable cuvée Amplitude 2017, a low yield production that is part of the harvests of old vines (64 years), located on the slopes of tuffeau, nose of small red fruits (redcurrant), it is a robust wine, rich and persistent palate with hints of blackberry and smoke, which begins to open. Magnifique Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil rouge Les Graviers 2017, certified in conversion to Organic Agriculture, elaborated on soils of flint and sand, with these notes characteristic of ripe raspberry and a hint of smoke, intense on the nose as in the mouth, a well full-bodied wine, firm and persistent, particularly charming. Their Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil red L'Intuitive 2015, is all fruity, soft but firm mouth, to lead to a terrine of poultry livers or a cassolette of sweetbreads and veal kidneys with mustard, for example. Seductive Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil rosé 2018 Bio, a pure Cabernet franc, of a brackish color, that blossoms the dried apricot, it is a nervous wine, charming, both dry and friand, and it associates itself with rillons or a quiche, for example. There is also their red Bourgueil Leroy de Restigné 2017, still particularly marked by its tuffeau soil, with aromas of cooked fruit and undergrowth, but also cherry, prunes and truffle, it is a very balanced wine where the tannins are firm and melted at the same time, powerful and tasty mouth. Free reception for the adherent camp-site-drivers with France Passion or others. The cellar has just obtained for the comfort of all, the label “Tourisme and Handicap”.

Adresse :


EARL David et Nathalie Drussé

1, impasse de la Villatte sur D35 37140 Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
02 47 97 98 24
E-mail : drusse@wanadoo.fr
Topfrenchwines website : www.topfrenchwines.com/drusse
Personal website : www.drusse-vindeloire.com



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Vintages in sale
2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (the rosé)
Established
1996
Average annual
90 000 bottles
Surface
21 ha
Vine Age
45 years
Soil and exposure
Alluvial grounds (flint and sand) and on the slopes ground argilo-limestone
Grape Variety
100% Cabernet franc
Winemaking
Collect grapes with optimization of the phenolic capacities of Cabernet franc according to the type of ground. Severe sorting with harvest with partial seeding, traditional infusion wine making standard (carefully), out of tanks concrete and Inox (thermobabbited)
Characteristics
The expression of the soils is preserved to the maximum, fruity for the gravels and charms for argilo-limestones. The purpose of the severe selections are to banish green tannins and the bitterness. In our areas, Cabernet franc is a type of vine which requires many patience, attention and care, in order to work out greedy and tempting wines: a big challenge every year
Wine and food pairing
The rosé calls a pause in end of the afternoon, but also the crudenesses, the fish, the exotic dishes. Great user-friendliness for the vintage Les Graviers (dishes of summer, rib steak on the grill, toasts of Saint-Maure of Touraine) and dishes simmered for the fleshier wines like Les Vieilles Vignes and Leroy de Restigné
Prices
6.50 to 15 €

REFERENCES

References in France
Others references
Bronze medals in 2014 and of Argent in 2013 in Concours of Grands Vins de France with Mâcon, in Liger de Bronze in 2014
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