Not produced every year and made from old vines, this cuvée requires maturation in barrels in order to reveal the quintessence of its appellation. Keeping potential from 5 to 10 years.
This cuvée, made from plots of old vines, is produced in great years. Its maturation in oak barrels during one and a half year makes it a more structured wine, meat and spicy dishes. Best with winter and autumn food !
This wine is complex, powerfull but elegant with fine tannins and aromas of black fruits (cherry, morello cherry, blackberry), vanilla oak and graphite leather. Roundness! To be served between 15°C and 17°C.
The oldest vines of the Domaine are between 50 and 100 years old and are located around the small village of Chaintres, all on clay-limestone soils. They have been cultivated according to the rules of organic agriculture since 2017. 100% Cabernet franc – pruning Guyot Val de Loire
The harvest is 100% manual and is sorted by hand in the cellar. The grapes are destemmed and transported into stainless steel tanks. About 20 to 30 days of maceration between 24°C and 28°C to preserve the fruit and let the structure be expressed. This cuvée is made from the best juices of the Vieilles Vignes, and matures for 18 months after the fermentations.
Saumur Champigny - L'Affutée
Année : 2015