Saumur Rosé "Secrets de Chai" 2020

Story

The story
Fabien HACHET, cellar master at the Cave de Saumur :
"Son and brother of Muscadet winegrowers, I was born in 1981 in Nantes. Initially oriented towards studies in Biology and Chemistry, my motivation to become an oenologist was confirmed after a stay in Givry in 1997 (Burgundy). I did my graduate studies in Viticulture and Oenology.
Passionate about traveling and aware of the diversity of French and international vineyards, I successively enriched my know-how during ten years in contact with many recognized professionals in several regions of the world (Argentina, Chile, Loire Valley, Southwest, Jura, Oregon, Languedoc).
Several years after visiting him as a student, the Cave de Saumur and its winemakers welcomed me in February 2009. Not far from my roots, a new challenge begins.
Because of my origins, the vintages that I elaborate must above all delight the amateurs by the frankness of the expression and a spirit of conviviality".
The vintage
High environmental value from the 2021 vintage
Vinification
Selection of plots with the aromatic potential of ripe fruit. Direct pressing. Winemaking allowing to exacerbate the varietal and fermenting aromas, and to bring a nice complexity. Light settling (300 NTU) at low temperature. Fermentation between 16 and 20°C.
Ageing
Aged on fine lees for four months and bottled in spring to preserve freshness.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve slightly chilled (10 - 12°C).
Tasting notes
Beautiful pale pink color, this rosé seduces by its intense and complex aromas of ripe red fruits (crushed strawberry), violets and candied citrus fruits. Ample and vinous mouth with a deliciously fruity finish.
Food and wine pairings
According to your desires, marry this wine with your white meats and fish, spicy dishes or fresh cheeses. Goes wonderfully with a sushi and yakitoris platter (Japanese kebabs).

Reviews

Bronze
" La robe brillante et lumineuse couleur rose clair aux nuances corail s'ouvre sur un nez fin et élégant qui associe les odeurs des petits fruits rouges (groseille, fraise) à des notes de bonbons au cassis. La bouche à l'attaque franche et fraîche offre une matière charnue, de l'ampleur, de l'équilibre sur la vivacité, ainsi que des arômes fruités (on retrouve les fruits rouges) qui persistent dans une finale croquante et harmonieuse. Beau Saumur rosé. " [+]