Domaine de la Cotelleraie
Winemaker Gerald Vallée has always been a leader. He was the first, and for a long time only, grower in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil to do all his vineyard work by hand. This family estate is a jewel, with certified organic farming, low yields and minimal intervention in cellar delivering chiseled and deliciously fruit forward Cabernet Franc. 2015 may be on the finest vintages we’ve ever encountered in the Loire Valley for Cabernet Franc and Gerald Vallée is unquestionably one of the rising stars in the region.