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Bertrand & Vincent Marchesseau Funambule Bourgueiltext
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Bertrand & Vincent Marchesseau Funambule Bourgueil 2019

Bourgueil, Touraine, Loire, FranceFunambule translates as tightrope walker, and this organic cab franc from the Marchesseau brothers is produced from a mix of clay and gravelly sands between the slopes and the Loire River. After a stainless ferment, 10% was aged in oak for three months prior to bottling. Dusky herbal plum, black raspberry, floral brambles fills the textural, steely palate, with fine, chewy tannins rimming the sides. A pure example of Bourgueil, for drinking now, ideally with pork and / or wild mushroom.Tasted: 23 April 2022Tasted by: Treve RingProducer: Bertrand & Vincent MarchesseauGrape: Cabernet Franc