Clos Maurice Saumur-Champigny Vieilles Vignes 2018
Mickaël Hardouin runs 21 hectares in Saumur Champigny that he took over in 2007. By 2012 the estate had converted to organic farming knowing that it required a far more hands on approach in the vineyard but with the aim of making wines that speak much more about their place and show off their grapes and Cabernet Franc in particular to their full potential.
This is a super example of Loire Vallley Cabernet Franc. Medium bodied with black fruit, earth, and some touches of greenness many associate with classic Cab Franc. The acidity is very fresh and vibrant and the finish is long.
Region: Loire Valley, France
Grape: Cabernet Franc