LE P'TIT DOMAINE Saumur-Champigny "Les Bonneveaux" 2018
Wine Region: Loire-Valley - France
Grape: Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: A perfect balance between deep richness and unmistakable elegance. Richard's knowledge of the famed wines of Clos Rougeard is on full display, with a wine brimming with layers of morello cherry, wild blackberry, smoked earth, and savoury, sanguine, gourmand elements of mushrooms and truffles. Structurally, the wine shows a full, soft texture with a corset of lacy tannins and brisk acidity, suggesting a long ageing potential.
About the winery: Richard Desouche, the current vineyard manager of Clos Rougeard, found his vocation as a winemaker by creating his "P'tit Domaine". Richard created the Domaine in 2006, with 0.4ha of Cabernet Franc and 0.6ha of Chenin in the little village of Dampierre sur Loire. In 2010, Richard managed to increase the Domaine size with 1.4ha of Cabernet Franc in Varrains and Dampierre sur Loire. Finally, in 2016 he got the opportunity of owning 1.9ha of Cabernet Franc in Champigny. His Domaine is currently 4.5ha of vines.
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