Every now and then, in the business of tasting wines, you taste something which is mind-blowingly exquisite!!!
This is my latest mind-blower…
At the tasting I was expecting a Saumur Champigny, which just happens to be one of my favourite red wines from this region.
The grower really wanted me to taste his special cuvee “Loges”
I was stunned!
…yes, it is a Saumur Champigny, but with so much more…
The robe… Stunning thick, dark red colour
The nose… indicating a full bodied, red made from really ripe grapes!
The depth of the flavour… a mouthful of raspberries and blackcurrants!
Then the 2nd flavour kicks in of late, ripe plums
The grapes are grown in the tiny area of Champigny, right in the middle of the Saumur appellation from grapes that are over 50 years old.
2015 was a wonderful year, mostly, and this is no exception to the rule that for a stunning red you need a stunning dry year.
Match with a big steak, lovely lamb chops and very strong farmhouse cheeses.
Remember that all my wines are UNOAKED so there is no full oakiness there at all.
And it doesn’t need it either!
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Domaine de la Guilloterie Saumur-Champigny 'Loges' 2015 If there is anyone who can find a purer expression of Cabernet Franc from Saumur than this I have yet to find it. Oz Clarke Cambridge 2018
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