Chateau du Hureau Saumur-Champigny Tuffe 2018

I just love this classic Loire Valley Cab Franc with its cool, dark fruit, savory erathy herb notes and great structure. It’s a perfect fall wine, mid wight in body, and a wine thank brings back great momroies of French bistrot lunches with all the classic fare – magret de canard, steak and frites, squab and somuch more pairing with this French country red. And it is a great value!

One hundred percent Cabernet Franc, grown in Tuufeau/Chalk soils, Organic certified. Cheers!

The historic property of Château du Hureau is among the top producers of Saumur-Champigny. The château has been in the family for generations, and today, is run by fifth generation vigneron Philippe Vatan and his daughter Agathe. In what looks to be an absolutely outstanding vintage in Loire, the Vatan’s churned a particularly compelling old-world Cabernet Franc with fresh dark fruits and chewy tannins that light up a glass.

$16.99

Description

Country: France

Region: Saumur-Champigny, Loire

Variety: Cabernet Franc

Terroir: Tuffeau, soft chalk

Winemaking: Indigenous yeast, long fermentation (25-30 days), elevage of of 10-20 months in tank in tuffeaux cellars, Organic certified

The historic property of Château du Hureau is among the top producers of Saumur-Champigny. The château has been in the family for generations, and today, is run by fifth generation vigneron Philippe Vatan and his daughter Agathe. The 13th century wine caves are built into an enormous tufa-limestone shelf that borders the back of the château. And it is on top of this shelf, planted in this same tufa-limestone, where the Cabernet Franc grows. Château du Hureau began embracing a natural approach to viticulture in the mid 2000s and became officially 100% certified organic as of the 2007 vintage. -Polaner

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