Saumur Champigny Montee des Roches 2011 - Cellar Door Wines

Saumur Champigny Montee des Roches 2011

Regular price £28.95
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Loire Cabernet Franc taken to another level! Dense, black cherry and dark plum, smokey minerals, hint of incense on the nose. Dark, crunchy, red fruits on the palate. Dense and earthy; beautiful ripe fruit; long and fine finish. Superb.

Country: France

Region: Loire Valley, Saumur

Grapes: Cabernet Franc

Food match: beef wellington

ABV: 13.5%
The 45-year-old Cabernet Franc vines thrive on a terroir composed of a 30 cm layer of clay on limestone. Yields are 40hl/ha. The land is ploughed by horse!
The ‘Montée des Roches’ benefits from a careful 12-month ageing in barrels of 3 to 5 passage (uses).