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Saumur Rouge- AOC by decree on 31st December 1957
 
 
 
Red
     
 

Flashes of ruby with a nose of red fruit, this wine reveals generous and ample aromas from very early on. 


 

The vineyard
Geographical location: The appellation area incorporates 20 communes in the Maine-et-Loire department, 9 in the Vienne and 2 in the Deux-Sèvres.

 
 

Surface area: 850 ha (2,100 acres).
History: Under Henry 4th, Saumur was the capital of the Huguenots and from the 12th century onwards, developed as an important wine trading centre because of its ideal topographical conditions (see “Saumur Brut”). Nowadays, most of the region’s great merchant houses still have their head offices in this sector.
Types of soil: The vineyard is dispersed into small islands, on limestone (chalk) hillocks with senonian and eocene outcrops.
Climate: Temperate oceanic climate, but since the Saumur hills act as a brake on the Westerly winds, the plots of land furthest from the Loire are subjected to continental influence.

   
 

The wine
Annual production: 45,000 hl
Basic yield: 60 hl/ha
Grape varieties: Cabernet Franc (majority), Cabernet Sauvignon, Pineau d’Aunis (rare)
Dominant growing practices: Density of 4,500 to 5,000 plants/ha. Generally single Guyot pruning.

Tasting

Sensory characteristics: Bright ruby red appearance.
The limestone contributes finesse and lightness. Nose of red fruits and flowers (irises, violets).
Relatively supple on the palate, sometimes very chunky with fine tannins. Fresh and balanced finish.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C. Stouter wines should be decanted.
Ageing potential: Supple wines to be consumed within five years.


 
 
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Where to find this wine?
 
This wine will enhance :
White meats in sauce
Also goes well with
 
For a variety of occasions :
Football Night
A Relaxed Aperitif
Fresh Air Cuisine
A Colourful Vitamin-Packed Housewarming


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