2018 Antoine Sanzay La Haye Dampierre Saumur-Champigny Rouge


100% Cabernet Franc. Appellation Saumur-Champigny Rouge.

From Antoine’s vineyard in Varrains, a 1.1 hectare parcel planted in 1975 on mostly sand on limestone bedrock.

Organically farmed, hand harvested, sorted, destemmed then fermented in stainless steel for 3 weeks before being pressed into a combination of concrete eggs and aged French oak barriques for 9 months.

Unfiltered, unfined, SO2 added at bottling (31mg/L).

Intense red fruit, leather, violets, crushed herbs, firm tannins, good acidity. A step up from something already awesome.

Everyday Wine has a tiny allocation of 10 bottles!