The Hurluberlu Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil is produced by Sebastien David and is based in the Loire Valley, in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil to be precise. He comes from a long line of winemakers that extends 15 generations, all the way back to 1634. Working with 15ha of Cabernet Franc, that were planted by his grandparents at around the time of the Second World War, Sebastien makes natural wines from fruit that is Ecocert certified and biodynamically farmed
At first glance, this bottle is very reminiscent of a famous and sugary soft drink. Upon tasting, however, it had an overwhelming wow effect on us. Don’t be fooled, this wine is more than a marketing package stunt! Hurluburlu Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil 2016 looks as if it has just been born, being vermilion-hued, exuberantly fresh, brimming with cherry and cranberry goodness and a lively wriggle of liquorice. It is sapid, savoury and moreish and delicious served lightly chilled. Goes very well with some grilled meats, a duck breast salad or delicious charcuterie.