2015 Saumur-Champigny, Les Poyeux, Clos Rougeard, Loire

2015 Saumur-Champigny, Les Poyeux, Clos Rougeard, Loire

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2015 Saumur-Champigny, Les Poyeux, Clos Rougeard, Loire

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Fine but reticent with peppery notes to the fore on both the nose and palate. Berry fruit as well but not giving much away at the moment. Finely structured as always.

Drink 2022-2032

James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com (Apr 2022)

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Jancis Robinson MW17+/20

Fine but reticent with peppery notes to the fore on both the nose and palate. Berry fruit as well but not giving much away at the moment. Finely structured as always.

Drink 2022-2032

James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com (Apr 2022)

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Clos Rougeard

Clos Rougeard

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Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny

Saumur-Champigny is an Anjou-Saumur appellation noted for the uncomplicated, fruit-forward character of its Cabernet Franc red wines grown on the sand over chalky tuffeau soils. The wines are aged predominantly in old oak or inert vessels to give a good-value, early-drinking style. Château du Hureau is a consistently good source.

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Cab.Franc

Cab.Franc

Cabernet Franc is widely planted in Bordeaux and is the most important black grape grown in the Loire. In the Médoc it may constitute up to 15% of a typical vineyard - it is always blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is used to add bouquet and complexity to the wines. It is more widely used in St.Emilion where it adapts well to the cooler and moister clay soils - Cheval Blanc is the most famous Cabernet Franc wine in the world, with the final blend consisting of up to 65% of the grape.

Cabernet Franc thrives in the Loire where the cooler growing conditions serve to accentuate the grape's herbaceous, grassy, lead pencil aromas. The best wines come from the tuffeaux limestone slopes of Chinon and Bourgeil where growers such as Jacky Blot produce intense well-structured wines that possess excellent cellaring potential.

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