Charles de Villeneuve Red
Cave Robert & Marcel - Saumur
Cabernet Franc 100 %
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to confront the economic difficulties of the era, pooling far more than mere financial concerns. At the time, Robert, Marcel, Yvon, Geneviève and the others, hailing from the same terroir, hewn from the same rock and sharing the same time-honoured values, set up their cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. “They chose to share their experience, their expertise and their dreams„
The Saumur vineyards cover more than 800 hectares on the south bank of the Loire. The vines flourish on a clay-limestone soil: this soft white rock called tuffeau allows the vines to root well and to receive a moderate amount of water. It gives the Cabernet Franc a nice fruity aroma, a nice structure and silky tannins. The vineyard has been certified HVE (Hight Environemental value) since 2021;
Grapes harvested at full maturity. Traditional vinification. Short maceration (8 days) with gentle extraction. Aged in our tufa galleries, protected from light and temperature variations (6 to 8 months before bottling).
Tasting notes
Beautiful ruby colour. This wine has an intense nose, dominated by notes of red fruit (strawberry), black fruit (blackcurrant) and spices. The palate is structured, balanced by well-coated tannins. The finish lingers on spicy notes.
Food pairing
Best Served at 61°F. It goes well with cold meats, red meats (flank steak with shallots), roasted white meats (grilled chicken) and hard cheeses.
Aging potential
Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc 100 %
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