Sunday, February 15, 2009
My obsession with Loire Valley Cabernet Franc continues.
Now, I have no idea how I got so into Cab Franc lately, but its been one of those things that literally had to grow on me. Like Sherry. I also still have trouble pronouncing Bourgueil (Bor goy?).
Catherine & Pierre Breton, Trinch, 2007.
This was a gift friends brought to our house. "Trinch" is named from the noises glasses make when they "clink." Biodyanmic viticulture, minimum SO2.
Usually those low SO2 wines are full of stink. But this was lovely wine - with no stink. Fairly high acid and moderate tannin and violety qualities (am I finding violets in everything these days?) But the fruit was nice, very restrained, but still nicely balanced with the minerality. Masculine in a boyish kinda way.
I like the label too. The Loire river and its tributaries.
And its fairly cheap - $17.99 at K&L in Hollywood.