Wine of the Day May 28, 2013

2011BretonBougueil2011 Catherine et Pierre Breton, Bourgueil “Nuits d’ Ivresse” Loire Valley, France.
Breton’s 2011 Nuits d’ Ivresse Bourgueil is a stunning and complex Cabernet Franc of the highest order and shows that biodynamic farming in the Loire is without question the best option and highlights the real quality of these terrors.  This brilliant effort is a majestic wine of finesse, elegance and with depth of flavors starting with a nose of violets, red currants, forest floor, black fruits and a subtle varietal kick of green bell pepper leading to a juicy and flowing palate of cherry, blackberry, plum and huckleberry fruits with lively acidity, fine grained tannins and mineral notes, plus spicy elements and earthiness that melds in perfectly and with great harmony. This is a classy artisan wine from the talented Breton family and it drinks great already, with a good 3 to 5 years of sublime enjoyment in it’s future.
($28 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive