Vignerons de Saumur Rose “Les Pouches”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Some extended lees contact produces an aromatic and textured rose.
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
Elaboration: Direct pressing. Winemaking brings out the varietal aromas and gives the wine an attractive complexity. Light cold settling. Fermentation occurs in temperature controlled tanks at 61-65°F. Aged on the lees for 4 months, then bottled in spring
Tasting Notes: Lovely pale pink color. Seducing nose with red ripe fruit aromas (strawberry) as well as hints of crystallized fruit and violets. Full-bodied and vinous on the palate, with plenty of fruity flavors.
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to establish this impressive cooperative set no the top of a hill in the village of Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. Their Saumur Blanc “Les Pouches” has become an important staple for us here at Grape, and their various single vineyard Cabernet Franc driven cuvees are nothing short of astonishing for the price.