La Cabriole Red
Cave Robert & Marcel - Saumur Champigny
Red,Saumur Champigny
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 Vineyard is located in the commune of Dampierre. It covers over 500 hectares on the South bank of the Loire River. The key feature of this area is its clay limestone soil: this soft, white stone, known as tufa, used to build the Loire Valley Castles, promotes good root development in the vines and ensures a moderate water supply. Age of the vines: 30 year-old (average) - Yield: 50 hectolitres/hectare - Vineyard size: 500 hectares
Complete destemming, 10 days' post-fermentation skin contact. Fermented in temperature-controlled vats and bottled in the tufa cellars, where the wine continues ageing, protected from light and temperature variations./nAged for a minimum of 6 months on the lees.
Tasting notes
Lovely, ruby-red color. This wine has a powerful, ripe, red-berry fruit bouquet (cherries and strawberries) with hints of spices. Full-bodied and powerful on the palate, with silky tannins. Long aftertaste with hints of liquorice.
Food pairing
Serve slightly chilled (61°F) as an accompaniment to delicatessen meats, red and white meat dishes (poultry with mushrooms), and soft-ripened cheeses.
Aging potential
From 1 to 5 years.
Grape varieties
100% Cabernet Franc
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