This Saumur Champigny is a troublemaker, a shaker of preconceived ideas, born for celebration…or provocation!
Once at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and then sorted by hand on the table to keep only the best of the fruit. The Cabernet Franc berries/grapes are then poured into stainless steel vats where they are naturally pressed by gravity.
The juice macerates for three to four weeks, then are stomped to extract the substance from the grapes. It is then transformed under the effect of a slow fermentation at low temperature. It is then transferred to oak barrels for a long ageing period of 24 to 36 months. All these stages result in a strong and complex red wine, unusual in the Loire Valley.