Vielles Vignes Saumur-Champigny, 2016

Vielles Vignes Saumur-Champigny, 2016

Domaine Lavinge

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Winemaster's View

Pascale Lavigne and husband Antoine Veron run this 38 hectare biodynamic property in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc is the grape here, with its characteristic bright, sappy, leafy red and black fruit flavours much admired in the restaurants of Paris. Made in an unoaked style, this Saumur-Champigny has plenty of lift, freshness and a smooth tannic structure that goes beautifully with meat dishes. - Andy Howard MW

About the Wine

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

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.

By growing grasses and plants between the vines to naturally control weeds they help the conservation of the soil and soil water management, and reduces the need for weed killers.

This wine was made in an unoaked style which really allows the purity of the fruit to shine through.

Goes well with

The smooth, slightly earthy taste of Cabernet Franc goes very with rich game dishes and red meats with rich sauces. Try with a vension stew with juniper and star anise or a duck and cherry pie.

This wine can also be served slightly chilled, between 12°-14°C, and some argue it is best this way.

Summary

Name
Vielles Vignes Saumur-Champigny
Producer Domaine Lavigne
Year 2016
Grapes Cabernet Franc 100%
Region
Saumur-Champigny, Loire
Country France
Colour Red
ABV 13%
Organic / Biodynamic No / No
Vegetarian / Vegan Yes / Yes
Volume 750ml (Full bottle)

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