Bourgueil "Igoranda"

Des_Ouches_Igoranda_100.jpgWinery: Domaine Des Ouches
Loire (Loire Valley)
Ingrande, Bourgueil, France
Appellation:  Bourgueil
Designation: AOC

In a few words: Elegant and refined wines by 7th generation Gambier family.

Site: The family owns about 17 hectares, farmed organically and mainly calcarious, stony soils. This wine comes from a selection of their various parcels and is the basic Bourgueil.

Grapes: 100% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation and Aging: Vinified in stainless steel deposits, about 15 days on the skins. Elaborated in foudre for about a year.

Notes: The name comes from the ancient name for Ingrande, which happens to be the name of their town plus about 3 other villages in the area. The word meant “door” years ago and so is one of several portals to nearby Anjou. Production is about 30K bottles in an average vintage.