A wonderful little blended Loire red of deep, savoury Grolleau and peppery, herbaceous Cabernet Franc. The wine is made in the semi-carbonic style, meaning that the fruit character is really upfront and the tannic structure less extracted and more dialled back. The result is something pleasingly supple, with just the right amount of crunch.
Benoit Courault is a producer we were given a tip about on trips to France - a thoughtful, talented Anjou vigneron making great wine and pricing them incredibly humbly for what they were - who we would then always pick up a bottle of on sight, especially as we hadn't been able to find them easily in the UK before. He trained under the supervision of Eric Pfifferling. He's also a neighbour and good friend of Richard Leroy, which certainly bodes well. His wines really deliver.