Thibaud Boudignon Rosé de Loire 2019

In the Glass
Fresh, bright, and insanely drinkable, this ‘Rosé de Loire’ shows flavors of red fruit, flower petals, white pepper, and wet rocks. This bottle perfectly embodies what it means to be a ‘food rosé.’ Produced from 100% Cabernet Franc. 

Why We Love This Rosé
Rosés produced from Cabernet Franc don’t often get the love they deserve and we’re here to change that. Because of the grape’s pepper-driven flavors, dry rosés produced from Cabernet Franc tend to err on the savory, more earth-driven side of things. 

Region/Appellation - Rosé de Loire
The Rosé de Loire appellation spans 900 hectares across Anjou and Touraine. Permitted varieties in Rosé de Loire production are Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grolleau, and Pineau d’Aunis. Because of this diversity of varieties, rosé wines produced under this appellation come in a variety of hues (pale salmon to dark raspberry) and flavor profiles. Overall, dry rosés under this designation are fruit-forward and refreshing, marked by citrus, red fruit, and white pepper flavors.

Behind the Bottle

After honing his craft in Gevrey-Chambertin and Savennières, Thibaud ventured out on his own in 2009. Today, he organically and biodynamically farms seven hectares of vines in Savennières and two in Anjou, which are dedicated to Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. Each year, Thibaud is one of the last winemakers to harvest in each of these appellations, as he believes in letting his fruit reach optimal ripeness on the vine. The resulting wines are juicy and powerful, yet balanced by racy acidity and careful oak integration. 

Serving Situation
Boudignon’s Rosé de Loire is perfect for serving at pre-dinner happy hours at home. Pair it with charcuterie boards, caprese salads, goat cheese, or creamy lobster rolls.

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