Domaine Lavigne Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes 2018

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Domaine Lavigne Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes 2017

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Franc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Lavigne

Tasting notes - A silky Cabernet Franc showing rich aromas of raspberry, blackberry and hints of graphite through to a supple and generous palate with a refreshing dryness on the finish. 

Domaine Lavigne Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes 2017

A red Loire showing a silky Cabernet Franc raspberry
and graphite character with a refreshing dryness on the
finish.


Producer Note
This domain is run by Pascale Lavigne and her husband, Antoine Véron. Based in
Varrains in Saumur-Champigny, they own 42 hectares of vineyard (40 hectares of
Cabernet Franc and two of Chenin Blanc). They cultivate their land sustainably and
have a solid reputation for producing quality wines.


Vintage
The Loire Valley vines enjoyed excellent heath throughout the season. 2017 was
characterised by an earlier harvest, which took place two weeks earlier than
average, under ideal weather conditions. Frost in April impacted some areas
resulting in lower yields; however a long, warm summer allowed the grapes to ripen
fully. The grapes retained good acidity levels which has resulted in balanced wines.


Vineyard
The vines for this cuvée have an average age of 35 years; the older vines have lower
vigour and produce wines with more concentration, complexity and depth
compared to young vines. The Domaine Lavigne 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 destemmed
prior to vinification. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at controlled
temperatures and lasted for 12 to 15 days. The wine was made in an unoaked style
in order to fully express the purity of fruit.


Tasting Note
A silky Cabernet Franc showing rich aromas of raspberry, blackberry and hints of
graphite through to a supple and generous palate with a refreshing dryness on the
finish.


Grape
Cabernet Franc 100%

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