Saumur Rouge "La Cabriole"

Story

The wine
The cabriole is an equestrian figure well known by Saumur’s horseriders.
Situation
The Saumur vineyards cover over 800 hectares on the south bank of the Loire River.
Terroir
The subsoil consists of hard, Jurassic limestone, which has broken down to form the shallow, stony topsoil.
Vinification
Complete destemming, 15 - 20 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.
Maturing
Aged for a minimum of 6 months on the lees.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Tasting notes
Lovely, ruby-red colour. This wine has an intense bouquet, featuring red- (strawberries) and black-berry fruit (blackcurrant), with hints of spices. It is soft on the palate, with good backbone and balance, as well as velvety tannins. Long aftertaste with hints of spices.