Saumur Champigny Rouge "Secrets de Chai" 2021

Story

The story
Wines subtly blended by our cellar masters to reflect their personality, sensitivity, and creativity.
The vintage
High Environemental Value since the 2020 vintage
Terroir
Clay-limestone.
Vinification
Selected grapes are picked when they achieve optimum ripeness and a fresh, fruity aromatic profile. Grapes from each plot are fermented separately and winemaking is adapted to the organoleptic quality of each lot: cold pre-fermentation maceration and limited extraction to retain all the fresh fruit and aromatic intensity. The wine is kept a long time on the skins with micro-oxygenation to produce a deep colour, ripe fruit, and toasty aromas. A small percentage of the grapes undergo thermovinification. This adds aromatic intensity, richness, and a sensation of sweetness. Subtle blending brings out beautiful aromatic complexity.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%
Specifications
Haute Valeur Environnementale

Advice

Serving
It is best enjoyed slightly chilled (12-14°C).
Tasting notes
Beautiful crimson colour with purplish highlights. A brilliant nose with finesse and complexity, combining a wide range of fruity aromas (blackcurrant, blackberry) and a hint of white pepper. Full-bodied and generous on the palate, with a fine structure revolving around velvety tannin. The aftertaste confirms the wine's overall fruitiness, with liquorice nuances.
Food and wine pairings
It is best enjoyed with grilled beef, roasts, and soft-ripened cheeses.
Suggested recipe: guinea fowl with red fruit.

Reviews

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" La robe brillante couleur rouge grenat profond aux denses nuances noires s'ouvre sur un nez intense et attrayant qui associe les odeurs des fruits rouges (fraise, framboise) à celles des épices. La bouche à l'attaque souple offre une matière charnue, de l'harmonie, de la richesse, de l'équilibre, ainsi que des arômes fruités qui enrobent des tanins fondus puis persistent dans une finale ample, gourmande, généreuse et longue. Superbe Saumur Champigny. " [+]