Story

The wine
The cabriole is an equestrian figure well known by Saumur’s horseriders.
Terroir
Made from selected plots with clay-schist soil.
In the vineyard
The berries are regularly tasted to target optimum ripeness.
Vinification
Precision winemaking to bring out the grape variety's qualities: a beautiful pale colour and an intense, complex bouquet combining varietal aromas (citrus) with ones brought out by fermentation (amyl, sweets, strawberry).
Selected plots producing ripe wines with great aromatic potential. Direct pressing. Winemaking brings out the varietal aromas and gives the wine an attractive complexity. Light cold settling (300 NTU). Fermentation at 16-20°C.
Maturing
Aged on the lees for 4 months, then bottled in spring to lock in maximum freshness.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Best enjoyed well-chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Lovely pale pink colour with brilliant highlights
Powerful, complex nose combining red and black fruit (strawberry, blackberry, cherry, etc.), as well as hints of citrus and violet. Full-bodied and vinous on the palate, with plenty of flavour.
Food pairing
Matching summer food: mixed salads, delicatessen meats, fish terrine, and grilled meats.
Matching food all year round: white meats, sushi, and spicy dishes. Fromages frais.