Vieilles Vignes

AOC Saumur-Champigny


Town

TURQUANT and MONTSOREAU

Location

cliffsides overlooking the Loire

Varietals

100% Cabernet Franc

Age

40 year-old vines or older (85 for the oldest)

Vineyard management

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

Vineyard yield

environ 40 hl/ha

Harvest information

Handpicked. 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 to 13,5% vol)

Vinification

Once in the cellar, the whole harvest is sorted and destemmed to make sure only the ripest grapes go into vats. Maceration will last 18 to 24 days at 20° degrees Celsius

 

Breeding

Aging solely in vats for 1 year in order to develop tannins and roundness.

Tasting notes

A dark ruby robe with prominent black fruit aromas. A few spicy hints with an ample and fleshy attack supported by a strong tannin structure.

Food & wine pairing

Serve at 15, 16° with a roast or small game

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