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Domaines des Ruettes Red
Cave Robert & Marcel - Saumur Champigny
Red,Saumur Champigny
100% Cabernet Franc
history
Jérôme Alnet, a dynamic young winegrower, managing Domaine des Ruettes in the commune of Dampierre-sur-Loire, in the heart of the Saumur Champigny appellation. "The history of my domaine goes back to the 1920s when my great-grandfather, a wine merchant near Paris, came to settle in Saumur. He loved the region and the quality of life there. He bought his first vines of what would later become the family vineyard, and tended them for 20 years.
Vineyard
The vineyard is located in the heart of the Saumur Champigny's Appellation, West of Paris. The vines grow on a limestone plateau (tufa) overhanging the Loire River with a nice exposure. Yield : 50 hl/ha
Winemaking
Green pruning (sever bud thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning) is done to obtain concentrated grapes. Grapes picked when fully ripe as ascertained by tasting.Traditionnal winemaking. A long maceration (20 days) with a gentle extraction of polyphenols/nAgeing for 6 to 8 months in their underground gallery at a cool, constant temperature before bottling ( 6 to 8 months).
Tasting notes
Beautiful ruby-red with purplish highlights . Open, attractive nose of red fruits (blackcurrant, redcurrant).Well- structured, warm and powerful on the palate with delicious fruit flavors and a great balance.
Food pairing
Served slightly chilled (57-61 °F), this wine fits perfectly with fish in sauce, roast poultry, well-marbled beef and soft-ripened cheeses.
Aging potential
3 to 5 years
Grape varieties
100% Cabernet Franc
Press
Previous rating
201895 Loire Valley wines buyers' selection
95
2018
Aromas of ripe blackberries and black currants are supported by earthy bell pepper and a hint of clove. The velvety texture fills the mouth with tart plums and cassis flavors, followed by mild jalapeno and green peppercorn on the dusty dry finish.
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