2018 Saumur-Champigny, Terres Chaudes, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

2018 Saumur-Champigny, Terres Chaudes, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

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2018 Saumur-Champigny, Terres Chaudes, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Loire

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Bright ruby. Fresh, light on its feet, lots of blackberry and plum, and seamless balance and texture throughout. Elegant, linear, ethereal – all things that one rarely says about an estate’s entry-level Cabernet Franc (80,000 bottles made). But here it’s true. Exceptional value.

Drink 2020-2028

Jason Wilson, Vinous (Jul 2020)

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Bright ruby. Fresh, light on its feet, lots of blackberry and plum, and seamless balance and texture throughout. Elegant, linear, ethereal – all things that one rarely says about an estate’s entry-level Cabernet Franc (80,000 bottles made). But here it’s true. Exceptional value.

Drink 2020-2028

Jason Wilson, Vinous (Jul 2020) Read more

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Domaine des Roches Neuves

Domaine des Roches Neuves

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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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