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Chateau du Hureau, 'Tuffe' Saumur Champigny 2020
France / Red

Chateau du Hureau, 'Tuffe' Saumur Champigny 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Chateau du Hureau:

"Our “Tuffe” cuvée, previously known as “Grande Cuvée” is the largest one: 80 to 100,000 bottles/year, depending on the vintage. Coming from 15 parcels of old and young Cabernet Franc vines, Tuffe is a blend from different “terroirs”, scattered around Saumur and Dampierre/Loire. Here the common denominator is the tuffeau (around Saumur, we would say “la Tuffe”), which can be found at anything from 1 foot to a couple of yards underneath the surface. Differences in soils, exposition, age of the vines: this patchwork is the real nature of the Saumur-Champigny appellation, and we want “Tuffe” to be an example of the charm of our appellation. From a serious basis of really ripe Cabernet Franc grapes, this is a really serious wine… But which doesn’t take itself too seriously! Its delightful lack of pretention that will please one and all!"

Country
France
Sub-Region
Saumur Champigny
Region
Loire Valley
Varieties
Cabernet Franc
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Limestone clay
Winemaking
Sorting on entering the cellar, total destemming, maceration for 25 to 35 days. Malolactic in vats and aged for 12 to 24 months.