Saumur Champigny Montee des Roches 2011Regular price £28.95
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.
Region: Loire Valley, Saumur
Grapes: Cabernet Franc
Food match: beef wellington
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).