Story

The wine
The brand takes its name from the old tufa quarries on which the cellar Cave de Saumur is located. Tufa is extract more often in the basement of hillsides bordering a River, thereby creating galleries, or cellars of several kilometers. The blocks of rock could be loaded on boats. Soft and luminous, limestone situated on great vineyards, the tufa stone signed the cultural identity of the Loire through its countless castles, abbeys, cities and villages.
Situation
The Saumur vineyards cover over 800 hectares on the south bank of the Loire River.
Terroir
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.
Vinification
Complete destemming. 10 days of maceration.
Fermented in temperature-controlled vats and bottled in the tufa cellars, where the wine continues ageing, protected from light and temperature variations.
Maturing
Aged for a minimum of 6 months on the lees.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Best enjoyed at 16°C.
Tasting notes
Lovely ruby-red colour. This wine has a powerful nose of ripe red fruits and spices. It is elegant, round and well balanced on the palate, with silky tannins. Long liquorice aftertaste.
Food pairing
Best enjoyed as an accompaniment to delicatessen meats, red meat dishes (skirt-steak with shallots), white meats (guinea-fowl supreme with morels), soft cheese.