Grape(s): Cabernet Franc
Localization: Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Tasting Notes: Crunchy, wild, vibrant Cabernet Franc. L'Hurluberlu is exuberant and fresh, brimming with cherry, raspberry and cranberry flavors that dance all over your palate. This is the definition of a natural red: nothing put in, nothing taken out, just pure 'Vin de Terroir'. Delicious slightly chilled!
Notes: Carbonic maceration for 25 days with collecting juice raced daily / grapes are pressed to tank / fermented in concrete tanks
Hurluberlu translates into 'crank' or 'eccentric', much like Sebastien himself!
Food pairing: Beef, Pork, Game (deer, venison), Poultry, Mild and soft cheese
The Domain: Born in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil in 1974, Sebastien David comes from a long line of winemakers that extends 15 generations, back to 1634. Working with 15ha of Cabernet Franc that was 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.
Working with the ancient techniques that have been passed down, Sebastien David has been producing stunning Cabernet Franc wines since 1999. Working with whole clusters, David ferments with wild yeasts, employing carbonic maceration for 25 days, followed by a light pressing to preserve the fruit's characteristics. The wines are then bottled without filtration or fining, and virtually no sulfur is added