The cultivation of wine in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil was developed by the Benedictine monks at Bourgueil Abbey. Locals attribute the introduction of Cabernet Franc to Abbot Baudry (in 1089) who was reportedly a keen oenophile who championed the region’s wines. The vineyards of Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil are spread over 820 hectares with the soil compsed of tufs of chalk and clay. It is well sheltered from the northern winds and the vineyards enjoy a mild and temperate micro-climate.
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil: ‘L’Expression’ is a forward-drinking, capsicum-scented Cabernet Franc that has a lovely concentration of fruit and a really persistent finish.