Lorieux Freres Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A light fruity Cabernet Franc that’s an EXCELLENT summer red.

Producer/Winery: Pascal and Alain Lorieux; Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, France.

Grape Variety: Cabernet-Franc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil; Loire Valley,France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Pizza with roast chicken, homemade pesto, caramelized onions, arugula and mozzarella cheese.


    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, but almost opaque, ruby color with a light red rim. Damp earth, cherry, raspberry and light smoky aromas with flickering whiffs of lavender. Soft, approachable, medium-light body and a 200-grit texture. Strong cherry and raspberry fruit flavors with wood fire smokiness and occasional tastes of tart current. Zesty acidity, smooth almost cottony tannins that did have some grip and a long peppery finish that ends dry and tart. Outstanding paired with the pesto/chicken pizza and an easy drinking and delicious sipping after the dinner. A light fruity Cabernet Franc that’s an EXCELLENT summer red.

Pascal and Alain Lorieux in their vineyard
Photo from Wine Producers' Union of Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil.
Comments: Learn more about Pascal and Alain Lorieux and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 6 30125 89895 6

Imported by: Lexington Selections; New York, New York.