Mikaël Bouges - Le Petit Cormier '18
100% Cabernet Franc, Loire, Faverolles-sur-Cher in Touraine, France.
A beautful Cabernet Franc, really opens up in a decanter. Just wow, peppers and herbs and still a perfect juice to it.
About the Winemaker
Mikaël Bouges works organically over 8 hectares of land split into various parcels dotted around Faverolles-sur-Cher in Touraine. From the beginning Mikaël has worked organically taught by his father who tended the vines organically as early as the 90s. He has a thoughtful approach in the vineyard and in the cellar and seeks to express the varied alluvial soil types he works with by making single varietal wine from each of the individual parcels. The changing course of the river Cher over the centuries has left a patchwork of calcareous limestone soils, much of which are speckled with quartz and silex.
The resulting wines are profoundly mineral and represent a real sense of place. In the cellar the wines ferment spontaneously and are not filtered or fined, with a small amount of sulphur used only at bottling. We feel they are very classical in their expression; clean, bright and with incredible purity. The wines from younger vines are made in tank and are great for the table; the older vines see an extended elevage in old barrels and invite deeper contemplation.