Saumur-Champigny Rouge "Vieilles Vignes" 2011 - Château de Villeneuve

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Moving towards more complexity, the Old Vines of Cabernet Franc provide wine with more structure and concentration.Aromas of red fruits and black cherry are still here, but tannins are slightly more present. This bottle needed a few years before being ready so 2011 is the perfect vintage to start drinking now.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Producer Château de Villeneuve Eye Bright ruby red
Vintage 2011 Nose  Black cherry and flower
Appellation Saumur-Champigny Mouth Medium-bodied, round and aromatic
Area Loire Valley Drink from Now
Colour Red Drink before 2021
Grapes 100% Cabernet Franc Open  1 hour before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 14-16°C
       
Food pairing
Perfect with grilled meat and cheese.
 
What experts say
Bettane & Desseauve: 16
“Nose of black cherry, coated and persistent righteousness of tannins, this wine is already well in place.”

La Revue du Vin de France: 15
“Les Vieilles Vignes is strong and structured, with a beautiful scale but lacks a little freshness.”
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Clay-limestone soils
Age of vines 55 to 80 years old
Vineyard Organic
Yield 35h/ha
Harvest Manual
Ageing In oak barrels
Alcohol 13%

 

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Saumur-Champigny Rouge "Vieilles Vignes" 2011 - Château de Villeneuve

Saumur-Champigny Rouge "Vieilles Vignes" 2011 - Château de Villeneuve

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