Region : Saumur-Champigny comes from AOC Saumur. Its appellation covers 9 municipalities of Maine-et-Loire, near the town of Champigny. 85,000 hectoliters of wine are produced annually from an area of 1,500 hectares. The soil of the vineyards has the distinction of being covered with sand, gravel and clay, which distinguishes this red wine from other wines from AOC Saumur, and gives it different character and makes it an exceptional wine.
AOP : Saumur-Champigny
Grape Variety : Cabernet Franc
Domain : Domaine de la Perruche (45 ha)
Type of Soil : Clay on limestone
Density of Planting : 5000 vines/ha
Age of Vines : 25-30 years
Yield : 30 > 35 hl / ha
Features : 13,5% > 14,5% alcohol, less than 2 g/L of residual sugar. Contains SO2.
Cultural method : The spaces in between the rows of vines are covered with grass. Use of treatements is well-planned and reduced to a minimum with the aim of preserving the quality of the grapes.
Winemaking : Matured in a tank.
The Colour : Deep ruby red.
The Smell : Black and red berries are dominant. There is a fragrance of spices.
The Taste : A nice first impression of black and red berries extended by velvety tannins.
Serving Suggestions : It can be consumed young, but it is advisable to keep it for at least a few years for it to reveal its complexity. Goes well with red and white meat and soft cheese.
Serve at 14-15 °C.
Aging Capacity : 10 years.