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The wine
The winegrowers offer you their very best in this historic cuvée from the Cave de Saumur. The "horse-head" logo is a reminder of the strong horse-riding tradition in Saumur, associated with the knowledge and expertise of the Cadre Noir elite cavalry unit.
Situation
The vines are planted on hillsides in the Saumur and Anjou areas.
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
Direct pressing enhances its lovely aromatic potential. Fermented in temperature-controlled vats and bottled the following spring to preserve its freshness and fruit.
Maturing
Aged for a minimum of 4 months on the lees.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve chilled (8-10°C).
Tasting notes
Lovely, brilliant, deep-pink colour. Intense bouquet with-berry fruit aromas (strawberries, wild strawberries) and hints of citrus (grapefruit). Soft and full-bodied on the palate. Its soft aftertaste is accentuated by lively hints of fresh red-berry fruit (blackberries and gooseberries) and spices.
Food pairing
Serve as an accompaniment to first courses (salads, raw vegetable dishes), delicatessen meats, Asian food, and desserts (fruit salads and sorbets).