Le Prince
Saumur Champigny

Le Prince

Awards

Description

A Saumur Champigny as we like it, convivial and charming.

AOP

Saumur Champigny.

Grape variety

100% Cabernet Franc

Location

On the hillside of Parnay, on the banks of the Loire.

Terroir

Le Prince wine is made from old Cabernet Franc vines aged around forty years. These vines benefit from a remarkable terroir: they are rooted in a clay-limestone soil from the Upper Turonian period, on a mother rock of yellow tufa, perfectly representative of the Saumur-Champigny appellation.

Vine management and harvesting

The Rocheville vineyard has been under sustainable viticulture since 2005, the Prince’s first vintage. In 2011, the estate obtained Terra Vitis certification and it converted to Organic Agriculture in 2016. In the vineyards, this means maintaining natural grass cover, constant attention to the preservation of the biodiversity, mechanical tilling of the soil and plant care designed to limit the production of bunches of grapes in order to increase juice concentration (such as short pruning). The objective is therefore to produce quality wines but also to respect nature and your health for a multiplied pleasure. The vines are harvested by hand at optimal maturity. With a yield of 40 hl/ha, the Prince is well below the average for the appellation.

Vinification and maturing

On arrival at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and sorted by hand on a vibrating table for careful selection. Then the grapes are placed in vats where they undergo a natural pressing by gravity. Fermentation takes place at low temperature.
Finally, the Prince will be aged between 10 and 12 months in stainless steel vats, thus preserving all the fruitiness for which the Saumur Champigny appellation is renowned.

Storage

Elegant from its youth, Le Prince will keep for 10 years in a good cellar.

Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Franc – Saumur Champigny – Saumur Champigny – Saumur Champigny – Cabernet Franc

Sensory discovery

Appearance

With its beautiful ruby colour, “the Prince” knows how to flatter the eye before he even gets into your glass.

Bouquet

This wine expresses itself with grace and liveliness. Its vinification in stainless steel vats enables it to retain all its fruitiness and it reveals aromas of small black and red fruits (blackcurrant, raspberry, cherry...) very typical of Cabernet Franc. At the same time, the old vines give it finely spicy nuances.

Palate

The Prince's has a light tannin which give it a particularly velvety feeling, already structured, while retaining a very pleasant freshness and a lovely lingering finish.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

Le Prince is the wine of conviviality and harmony by essence. A good companion, it will enhance your meals in all seasons. Perfect with cold meats, red meat or grilled poultry, it will also accompany cheeses or red fruit desserts.
In need of inspiration? Try it with salmon and lentils, filet mignon, sautéed veal, roast duck, lamb tajine…

Serve between 14° and 16°.

Le Prince Saumur Champigny vieilles vignes
Le Prince Saumur Champigny domaine bio
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Le Prince
Saumur Champigny

Le Prince

Awards

Description

A Saumur Champigny as we like it, convivial and charming.

AOP

Saumur Champigny.

Grape variety

100% Cabernet Franc

Location

On the hillside of Parnay, on the banks of the Loire.

Terroir

Le Prince wine is made from old Cabernet Franc vines aged around forty years. These vines benefit from a remarkable terroir: they are rooted in a clay-limestone soil from the Upper Turonian period, on a mother rock of yellow tufa, perfectly representative of the Saumur-Champigny appellation.

Vine management and harvesting

The Rocheville vineyard has been under sustainable viticulture since 2005, the Prince’s first vintage. In 2011, the estate obtained Terra Vitis certification and it converted to Organic Agriculture in 2016. In the vineyards, this means maintaining natural grass cover, constant attention to the preservation of the biodiversity, mechanical tilling of the soil and plant care designed to limit the production of bunches of grapes in order to increase juice concentration (such as short pruning). The objective is therefore to produce quality wines but also to respect nature and your health for a multiplied pleasure. The vines are harvested by hand at optimal maturity. With a yield of 40 hl/ha, the Prince is well below the average for the appellation.

Vinification and maturing

On arrival at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and sorted by hand on a vibrating table for careful selection. Then the grapes are placed in vats where they undergo a natural pressing by gravity. Fermentation takes place at low temperature.
Finally, the Prince will be aged between 10 and 12 months in stainless steel vats, thus preserving all the fruitiness for which the Saumur Champigny appellation is renowned.

Storage

Elegant from its youth, Le Prince will keep for 10 years in a good cellar.

Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Franc – Saumur Champigny – Saumur Champigny – Saumur Champigny – Cabernet Franc

Sensory discovery

Appearance

With its beautiful ruby colour, “the Prince” knows how to flatter the eye before he even gets into your glass.

Bouquet

This wine expresses itself with grace and liveliness. Its vinification in stainless steel vats enables it to retain all its fruitiness and it reveals aromas of small black and red fruits (blackcurrant, raspberry, cherry...) very typical of Cabernet Franc. At the same time, the old vines give it finely spicy nuances.

Palate

The Prince's has a light tannin which give it a particularly velvety feeling, already structured, while retaining a very pleasant freshness and a lovely lingering finish.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

Le Prince is the wine of conviviality and harmony by essence. A good companion, it will enhance your meals in all seasons. Perfect with cold meats, red meat or grilled poultry, it will also accompany cheeses or red fruit desserts.
In need of inspiration? Try it with salmon and lentils, filet mignon, sautéed veal, roast duck, lamb tajine…

Serve between 14° and 16°.

Le Prince Saumur Champigny vieilles vignes
Le Prince Saumur Champigny domaine bio

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Secure payments

You can pay by credit card in complete security thanks to our partner the Crédit Agricole. Our online store accepts CB, Visa, Mastercard and E-carte bleue.

For orders abroad, payment is also possible by remote banking card (by phone) and bank transfer.

Fast delivery

Delivery in France :
A flat rate of 20€ applies to all orders under 300€.
Above 300€, delivery is free.
Delivery in secure packaging, usually within 5 working days.

Delivery in Europe :
Shipping costs depend on the country of destination and the number of bottles. Please enter your address in our online shop to see the shipping costs for your order. Delivery in secure packaging, usually within 7 working days
For ordering more than 4 boxes (24 bottles), please call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00

Customer service

For any information about our wines or services, to place an order, track a parcel…, call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00 or send us a message via the contact page. We will be delighted to help you.