Saumur Champigny AOC Cuvee de Bruyn Vieilles Vignes 2020, Domaine du Fondis
Loire red wines are rightly hitting the headlines these days and this is one of our absolute favourites - from one of our favourite family growers. Superb expression of the Cabernet Franc grape and exceptionally well made from 110 year old vines. Read our blog for more on old vines.
Laurent Jamet is the fourth generation to farm along the banks of the Loire - and this small parcel of very old vines (110 years) is vinified in honour of our old friends, the de Bruyns - who worked these plots for generations. Grass is grown between the vines which are debudded manually before harvesting. The wine is aged for a year in temperature controlled vats before bottling. No oak.
Superb expression of the Loire 'terroir' and the home of the Cabernet Franc. Intense concentration of red summer fruit with a hint of pepper. Good structure with lots of red berry fruit flavours and hints of fennel and spice. Good length and fruity finish.