Pont Bourceau 2020

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Julien Delrieu is quietly making some beautiful wines from Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley’s so-called “Black Anjou,” where vines grow on black schist. As is the case with other Anjou greats (Bernaudeau, Angéli, Leroy), Delrieu bottles his wines under the Vin de France banner, flouting regional rules. But don't let the humble appellation fool you, Pont Bourceau shines as bright as any Grand Cru. Recently, our own Rajat Parr went off about this bottling, saying how it reminded him of Richard Leroy's Montbenault Chenin. And if this isn't enough of an endorsement, some of the barrels for Pont Bourceau were formerly used in Bernaudeau’s cellar. And more still, the word on the street is that some grapes in Pont Bourceau come from a plot that neighbors a certain fabled vineyard with vines over 100 years old. (Wink, wink.) Lovers of Chenin, gather round. Tonight, we drink.



The nose is of quince and white fruit flowers while the wine shows nice tension and fresh citrus and mineral in the mouth. Very persistent, long and fine with a nice acid/mineral backbone.


  • 12%


  • 2020


  • White

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Shellfish, Grilled Vegetables, Grilled Fish

natural wine varietal


Chenin Blanc

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Adventure Level

Mostly Classic


Loire Valley, France

The Producer

About Julien Delrieu

Julien Delrieu wines emerge from the picturesque vineyards of France's Languedoc-Roussillon region, where winemaker Julien Delrieu passionately tends to his vines. Drawing on a rich winemaking tradition and a deep connection to the land, Delrieu meticulously crafts wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. Embracing sustainable farming practices and a hands-on approach in the cellar, he allows the natural beauty of the grapes to shine through in every bottle. From vibrant reds to crisp whites, each Julien Delrieu wine encapsulates the essence of the Languedoc-Roussillon, offering a delightful journey for the palate and a true expression of the winemaker's vision.

About the Region

Loire Valley, France

The Loire Valley, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and historic chateaux, is also a prominent region for natural wine production. Nestled along the meandering Loire River, this diverse wine region boasts a rich viticultural heritage dating back centuries. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in natural winemaking, with many producers embracing sustainable and organic practices. In the Loire Valley, natural winemakers often focus on expressing the unique terroir of their vineyards, allowing the grapes to shine with minimal intervention. From the crisp, mineral-driven whites of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé to the elegant, light-bodied reds of Chinon and Bourgueil, the diversity of grape varieties and styles in the region is reflected in its natural wines. These wines typically exhibit vibrant acidity, bright fruit flavors, and a sense of purity that captures the essence of the Loire Valley's cool climate and limestone-rich soils. With its commitment to authenticity and respect for nature, the Loire Valley continues to be a beacon for those seeking distinctive and environmentally conscious wines.

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