Producer: Pierre Gauthier/Domaine du Bel Air (Organic)
Region: Loire Valley
Wine: 2012 Bourgueil Jour de Soif
The Gauthiers make a fresher, early drinking wine every year that is meant to be drunk during the first year of release. Always delicious, it has all of the wonderful things we look for in young Cabernet Franc; dark fruit, soft tannins, refreshing finish, good mineral component. This is great quaffing wine.