Domaine de la Butte La Pied de la Butte is an organic red wine made with the Cabernet Franc variety, and produced by Domaine de la Butte-Jacky Blot.
La Butte translates as "The Hill", and is the name of the estate from which the grapes with which this Domaine de la Butte La Pied de la Butte is produced come from. It has 16 hectares of alluvial soils located on the most beautiful south-facing slopes on the right bank of the Loire, in the Bourgueil denomination, in France. Not only is landscape impressive, but so also is the location of Domaine de la Butte, the huge Jacky Blot winery, which is carved out of the rock.
Jacky Blot bottles its Cabernet Franc separately, depending on the location of the vineyards. In this case we’re talking about Domaine de la Butte La Pied de la Butte, which is made with La Pied vines, the strains at the base of the hill. The vines are cultivated without applying insecticides and eliminating any chemical additives, and are harvested completely by hand.
At Domaine de la Butte-Jacky Blot they supervise the preparation of this Domaine de la Butte La Pied de la Butte meticulously, resulting in a somewhat light but complex Cabernet Franc, with just the right amount of acidity to refresh, and with that note of pencil shavings characteristic of Cabernet Franc wines from the Loire. In short, a sincere and typical Bourgueil red.