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Domaine des Ormes Cabernet Franc, Saumur, Loire Valley, France 2018

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CABERNET FRANC
LIGHT & CRUNCHY and MINERAL
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
UNDER $25
SAUMUR and LOIRE VALLEY
FRANCE
  • Winemaker: Domaine des Ormes is a small estate in Saumur, part of the association La Cave des Vignerons de Saumur, formed in 1957. This association brings together about 40 grape-growers to share expertise and dreams, producing authentic terroir wines.
  • Farming: Sustainable farming practices
  • Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc, known for its vibrant and complex character.
  • Terroir: Single-vineyard block grown on a mix of clay, chalk, and sandstone soils on a hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg.
  • Vinification: Minimal intervention, natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel and neutral oak barrels.
  • Aging: A combination of stainless steel and neutral oak barrels.
  • Tasting Note: Complex aromas of ripe blackberries, fresh underbrush, green bell pepper, truffles, and ripe strawberries. A concentrated blend of dark fruits with a firm structure and silky-soft tannins and a long finish.
  • Pairing Suggestions: grilled meats, especially sausage, roasted poultry, or hearty vegetables.