2019 Tue-Bœuf La Guerrerie
Notes from the importer - Andrew Guard:
67% Côt and 33% Gamay. La Guerrerie is an estate parcel of 35-to-40 year-old vines named in reference to its history as a battlefield in the Hundred Years' War. As is done is all of Tue Bœuf's sites, it is organically farmed and harvested by hand. Like all of their red wines, La Guerrerie goes through whole-cluster, open-top, semi-carbonic fermentation in vat; it is then pressed , aged for 10-12 months in used Burgundy barrels and 400-liter demi-muids, and bottled unfiltered with minimal sulphur. 2019 has produced a beautiful "Guerrerie". The wine shows a bright red/black colour, with beautiful lush blackberry and black raspberry aromas, floral, minty, ripe and deep; the palate is sappy and supple with bright blackberry and red currant liqueur, very long and balanced with bright acidity - just a beautiful wine - luscious now but it should be very interesting with 5 to 10 years of ageing. Very recommended!