Saumur "Lieu-Dit Les Épinats"

Story

The wine
A lieu-dit, or named place, encompasses a group of small plots of vines. It comprises a unique terroir defined by its territorial, cadastral and historic unity. The alchemy between the soil, topography, climate, and grape variety results in appellation contrôlée wines with a unique profile and outstanding quality. Respect for the terroir combined with the expertise of winegrowers who love what they do produces superb wines.
Situation
A lieu-dit, or named place, encompasses a group of small plots of vines. It comprises a unique terroir defined by its territorial, cadastral and historic unity. The alchemy between the soil, topography, climate, and grape variety results in appellation contrôlée wines with a unique profile and outstanding quality. Respect for the terroir combined with the expertise of winegrowers who love what they do produces superb wines.
Vinification
The grapes are destemmed and put into a pneumatic winepress. Cold settling of the must for 24 hours. Cold fermentation (17-19°C). After bottling, the wine is stored in our 25-metre-deep cellars where it ages away from light and variations in temperature.
Maturing
Aged on the lees for 7 months with regular bâtonnage (stirring) that keeps them in suspension while adding roundness and volume.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve well-chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Straw-yellow colour with green highlights. Forward, intense bouquet of white fruit (peach) and citrus (lime), with menthol nuances. Starts off round and smooth, going into a long, lively aftertaste with a mineral component. Altogether expressive, fluid, and well-structured.
Food pairing
This wine goes perfectly with monkfish on a bed of leeks, as well as Asian cuisine, salads, and fresh goat's cheese. It is quite nice as an aperitif too.
Ageing potential
5 years