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.
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
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).
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.
Served slightly chilled (57-61 °F), this wine fits perfectly with fish in sauce, roast poultry, well-marbled beef and soft-ripened cheeses.
3 to 5 years
100% Cabernet Franc
201895 Loire Valley wines buyers' selection
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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