Story

The wine
A selection of old vines offering good maturity. The excellence of the terroir combined with delicate work and gentle vinification. Ageing in barrels to sublimate the aromas and elegance of certain vintages.
Location
The plot is located in the commune of Pouancay, in the south of the Saumur region.
Terroir
The soil is stony limestone, shallow, derived from the middle Turonian, commonly known as tuffeau chalk and allows a superb potential for regularity from one vintage to the next.
In the vineyard
Careful work in the vineyard, combined with the excellent terroir, allows each "Vintage" to obtain very beautifully mature grapes.
Vinification
Hand-picking and fine selection of the grapes on reception on sorting tables. Fermentation at controlled temperature (22°C), then long maceration (28 days) to extract the full potential of the grapes (immersion of the marc, punching down and light pumping over).
Ageing
Maturation in Burgundy barrels in our troglodytic cellars at a depth of 25m, sheltered from light and temperature variations, for 12 months before bottling. Maturing in the bottle for 12 months before sale.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served decanted (16-17°C).
Tasting notes
A deep black colour. Complex and charming nose combining crunchy black berries (blackcurrant, cherry) underlined by a pretty toasted, spicy note (hint of vanilla). Ample attack, fleshy mouth structure with finesse of grain. Harmonious wine, balanced by its superb freshness (mentholated notes). Tense finish, accompanied by a sensation of sweetness.
Food and wine pairings
According to your desires, marry this wine with grilled meat, game (venison) or tagines (lamb).
Recipe advice: Leg of lamb from seven o'clock.