Bruno Sourdais,

Les Cornuelles

Cabernet Franc,


    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    Le Logis de la Bouchardière dates from 1850. The current incumbent is Bruno Sourdais who represents the 6th generation on the property. Bruno joined his late father, Serge, in 1990, taking full control from the 2008 vintage.
    Three-quarters of the domaines 55 hectares are located on the slopes and plateau above the commune of Cravant.

    In The Cellar
    In the cellar, small foudres are used for the cuvées, along with some barrels, and there are still some old fiberglass tanks as well as some traditional underground tanks. Two old and two new foudres are used and blended according to the vintage, as the aim is not to have too much wood in evidence.

    In The Vineyard
    Les Cornuelles Vieilles Vignes is from 2.5 hectares on a south-facing slope. The vines here were planted in two separate stages. The youngest were established by Bruno's grandfather over 60 years ago, with the oldest vines well-over 100 years old.
    From Bruno Sourdais' oldest vines in a fine, healthy but structured vintage in the Loire, this offers fresh, fragrant black fruit, now complemented by the start of savoury development, firm backbone and length of flavour. Elegant and generous on the palate with rounded tannins and a well-balanced finish distinctive red fruit character with notes of dried herb and minerality.