Pithon-Paille - Bourgueil "Graviers" 2018
This beautiful wine is silky and very well balanced, with great depth.
Jo Pithon started his famed domaine in 1978. His parents were winemakers in Anjou, and Jo has done as much as anyone to lift the appellation, and the Loire Valley as whole, onto the world stage. His focus on dry whites, now commonplace, was very innovative in the last two decades of the 20th century. He was also at the forefront of organic farming, the use of indigenous yeasts and the rejection of sugar and acid additions. Pithon works with a small handful of biodynamic growers – just one farmer for Grololo and another for the Mozaik Blanc – to create some of the freshest and most soulful wines in France.
Fully organic, this beautiful wine showcases a deep red colour with flavours of black fruits, leather and earthy tones. The palate is silky, very well balanced with great depth. Drink now by decanting for 35 minutes or keep until 2028+. 100% Cabernet Franc.