Sébastien David
Hurluberlu 2023

  • Region Bourgueil, Loire, France
  • Grapes Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyard Biodynamic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
  • ABV 13%
  • Size 750ml


About the Wine

A notorious wine with a cult following and a highly distinctive bottle. This is Cabernet Franc at its brightest, freshest and crunchiest. Juicy, vegetal and with a herbal perfume - prime red chiller material.

Each year Hurluberlu has its own identity and it seems to be better each year. Dark and vivid purple, fresh and bright with cherry kirsch flavours; lots of dark fruits that are underpinned with a savoury, minerally character. The way Sebastien makes this wine allows him no need for sulphur, instead using carbon dioxide to protect the grapes. He leaves the bunches on skins for 25 days and has free run juice at the bottom of his tank to start the fermentation process. 

The result is a concentrated, elegant, slightly grippy, skinsy Cabernet Franc with cherry fruit and that defining herbaceous waft of green capsicum pepper.