Region : AOC 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 covered by flint stones.
Density of Planting : 5000 vines/ha
Age of Vines : 25-30 years
Yield : 45 à 50 hl / ha
Features : 13 % 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. Mechanical harvest.
Winemaking : Maceration during 4 weeks in small stainless steel tanks at a controled temperature.
The Colour : Bright garnet red.
The Smell : A nice smell of red and black berries with a dominance of cherry, reinforced by aromas of sweet spices.
The Taste : Dense and silky, dominated by black berries. This wine has a refreshing persistence of anise.
Serving Suggestions : It goes very well with red and white meat and hard cheese. Serve at 14-15 °C.
Aging Capacity : Ready to be drunk, but can be kept for 5 to 7 years.