Saumur Champigny  Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Lavigne

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Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Lavigne

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Producer Note

This domain is run by Pascale Lavigne and her husband, Antoine Véron. Based in Varrains in Saumur Champigny, they own 38 hectares of vineyard (36 hectares of Cabernet Franc and 2 of Chenin Blanc). They cultivate their land sustainably and have a solid reputation for producing quality wines.

Vineyard

The vineyards are sustainably managed and the domain has been proactively involved in a weather tower project, which has endeavoured to help the entire Saumur appellation. The aim is to keep the treatments used in the vineyards to a minimum, due to accurate forecasting and prevention of damaging rains and fogs. Using minimal chemical treatments and allowing sustainable methods, such as growing grasses and plants between the vines to naturally control weeds; helps the conservation of the soil and soil water management. The vines are grown in clay and chalk soils.

Winemaking

The grapes were carefully harvested at optimum ripeness and were fully de-stemmed prior to vinification. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures and lasted for 10 to 12 days. The wine was made in an unoaked style in order to fully express the purity of fruit.

Tasting Note

Rich aromas of stewed fruits and black berries. Fresh and well structured.

Serving Suggestion

Best served slightly chilled - between 12 to 14°C and enjoyed young. Delicious with game served with a rich sauce.

Grape

Cabernet Franc 100%

Producer:  Domaine Lavigne
Grape Varieties:  Cabernet Franc
Optimum Drinking:  Within 6 years
Wine Style:  Fresh fruity structured red
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France
Style / Colour:  Red

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