2018 Domaine des Grillemonts Saumur Cabernet Franc

Year: 2018
Appellation: Saumur, Loire Valley
Country: France
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
Price :
$14.95

100% CABERNET FRANC

Winery Notes:
The vineyards of Domaine des Grillemonts have been in the family for 5 generations with Lydie and her husband Thierry taking over the Estate in 2000. It is located in the village of Turquant, in the greater Saumur.

Thierry and Lydie are both very passionate about the job, working together on the Estate and completing each other on every level. She is in charge of the vineyard, making every detail possible all year long so Thierry can have the best conditions to get started in the cellar and master the vinifications. The domaine is ran under sustainable culture. No synthetic chemical treatment is done.

Vinification:
Harvest done manually, alcoholic fermentation for 28 days followed by malo-lactic fermentation and aging in tank.

Tasting Notes:
Deep ruby color. Aromas of redcurrant, dried flowers and graphite. Suave and juicy on the palate, with bitter cherry fruit complicated by notes of tar, tobacco and leather. Finishes firmly tannic, with enticing spices lingering on the aftertaste.