Reserve Des Vignerons, Saumur Champigny 2018, Loire, France
Tasting Note: Classic Loire cabernet franc with all the earthy notes that are the varietal’s calling card.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red plum, black tea, pencil shavings, forest floor, rhubarb, hibiscus and black-raspberry puree.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied Saumur Champigny has medium-plus-intensity herbal flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a slightly-savory, medium-plus finish.
The wine is multilayered with slightly- grippy, medium tannin.
Bistro cabernet franc at its best.
See review of 2013 vintage.
Bottle Note: 100% Cabernet franc.
Importer: Saranty Imports, Stamford, Connecticut
Tasting Date: January 21, 2022