2017 Catherine & Pierre Breton "Les Nuits d'Ivresse" Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France


100% Cabernet Franc from old vines in a southwest-exposed limestone and clay vineyard, Les Nuits d'Ivresse is the Bretons' homage to the winemaking of Jules Chauvet, one of the forerunners to today's "natural" wine movement. As such, it is bottled without sulfur, but, unlike so much of the natty juice in the modern market, it is completely stable and moreover, completely delicious. A little tangier than most Bourgueil, but try it with lamb.