Lieu-Dit Les Epinats Red
Cave Robert & Marcel - Saumur
100% Cabernet franc
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 soil is very shallow in most places, with soft chalk mostly at less than 23in from the surface. The whole creates a moderate, but fairly regular water supply, excellent for producing high-quality grapes.. Vines : 40 years old - Yield : 50 Hl/ Hectare.
Once the grapes have been completely destemmed and crushed, they are fermented at 82 °F in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Pumping-over three times a day at the beginning of vatting and a total of 15 days on the skins extracts the full tannishs./nThe wine is transferred to our cellars, 82 ft. underground, for malolactic fermentation in tiled vats. It continues to age peacefully, protected from the light and temperature variations, for 6-10 months before bottling.
Tasting notes
Very spicy, toasty bouquet, with hints of red-berried fruit and rosemary. The initial impression on the palate is round and very full-bodied, with tannins that are already softening and a spicy aftertaste.
Food pairing
With white meats, cheese and salads.
Aging potential
2 to 5 years.
Grape varieties
100% Cabernet franc
Previous rating
201387 Wine Enthusiast
201387 Wine Enthusiast
201089 Wine Spectator
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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