Domaine de la Petite Mairie Bourgueil Cuvee des Galluches, Loire 2014 750ML ($19.95) Buy Now: $16 special
Optimally, you’d enjoy this wine seated at a little cafe table at one or two p.m., on a sunny Sunday, along Boulevard Voltaire in Paris. A touch of a chill, naturally, with a new notebook and your favorite pen at its side.
Wherever you may find yourself, however, the ’13 ‘Cuvee des Galluches’ offers up everything a bistro wine oughtta: beautiful aromatics, nice texture, good balance of acid, fruit, and earth, and a lingering-but-not-insistent finish. A gentle brush of tannin keeps the wine from appearing too herbal or fruit-dominated. Overall, an effort in balance and grace. Subtle yet enchanting! – Tyler