Les Roches

AOC Saumur-Champigny


Town

TURQUANT and MONTSOREAU

Location

cliffsides overlooking the Loire

Varietals

100% Cabernet Franc

Age

40 year-old vines or older

Vineyard management

Simple Guyot pruning, Vigour is naturally controlled by the vine age.

Vineyard yield

environ 30 hl/ha

Harvest information

Hand picking. At full maturity. The harvest date depends on the acidity level and the health status of the plots. (Early October on average). (Harvest level ranging from 12.5 to 15 %vol).

Vinification

After being hand-picked, the whole harvest is sorted and destemmed to make sure only the ripest grapes go into vats. Maceration will last more than 30 days

Breeding

The wine ages in new oak barrels  for 12 to 18 months, then each barrel is tasted to retain the best wines only.

Tasting notes

A dark ruby robe with prominent black fruit aromas and a few spicy and vanilla hints with an ample and fleshy attack on the mouth supported by a strong tannin structure. Keep wine for 2 to 3 years to ensure better harmony.

Food & wine pairing

Serve at 15 – 16 ° with a roast, cheese or game

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