- Wine: St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Cuvée Carine
- Region: St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Loire Valley
- Vines: Cabernet Franc
- Domaine: La Jarnoterie
- Winemaker: Didier & Carine Rezé
- Guide bottle price: £7.95 (collect price)*
Your allocation: 48 bottles per year – you can order as much as you want (6s/12s), no obligation to buy
Exclusive wine: Yes
Annual vintage release: February
Accommodation nearby: Yes, we can arrange
Event at this vineyard: Yes, we visit your vineyard and dine with your winemakers in their impressive Caves underneath the vines during our Loire Experience
The vines & wine
Our vines are based in one of the most beautiful wine regions of France. Here it’s the red grape Cabernet Franc which thrives in the special limestone rock of the area.This soft limestone rock is called Tuffeau and has been used for making many of the staggeringly beautiful chateaux for which this region is renowned for.
A red wine from this region is instantly recognisable, being amongst the most characterful of all red wines in France. They go so well with food but are gorgeous lightly chilled on a summer’s day.
The vines used to make Partners’ exclusive Cuvée Carine are from a small parcel planted with the domaine’s oldest and best vines. The south-facing clay and limestone slopes produce a supple, fruity wine with good ageing potential. The wine is matured in chestnut barrels in the cool, deep cellars, gaining supple texture and a gentle spiciness. The immediate bouquet is often floral, reminiscent of violets, with red fruit on the palate. You might also find a touch of liquorice, cinnamon and vanilla in the older wines.
Carine and her husband Didier Rezé are the fifth generation of the Mabileau family on this domaine. The dynamic and engaging Carine offers the warmest of welcomes. She will delight in showing you their Caves de Cochamtorille, a huge underground cellar where much of the stone for the Loire’s famous châteaux was quarried – it is so vast you can actually drive in!
Often known as the Garden of France, this beautiful historical and cultural region was the playground of the Kings and nobility of France. They were attracted to the area by the lovely climate as well as the abundance of forests for their hunting and fresh produce from the fields and rivers for their many extravagant feasts.
There are hundreds of beautiful châteaux scattered throughout the region. Chenonceau, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau and Amboise are amongst the finest and well worth visiting.
The thrilling combination of warm-hearted people, beautiful countryside and incredibly diverse and stylish wines make this one of France’s greatest treasures of all.
* Wine prices may vary slightly due to exchange rate differences. If you choose to have your wine shipped to the UK, shipping costs and duty will be added.