AOP Saumur Rouge 2019 12.5% (Red Wine) (France)
Yield (hl/hectare): 60hl/ha
The harvest is generally late in summer, due to its northerly location, usually in early October. For the Saumur rouge, the grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and left on the skins for up to two weeks at a temperature of 28 degrees C. After ageing in underground vats, the finished wine is bottled about a year after the vintage.
The density of 4,500 to 5,000 vines/ha. A Guyot pruning system is used.
A fresh wine to be drunk young. 5 years at the most.
Appeliation AOP Saumur is located in the central Loire valley. This region is specifically known for producing lighter but high-quality wines. The chalky soil of Saumur provides excellent drainage making it an ideal area for viticulture.
Decant: Decanting will help soften the wine’s tannins. The wine will taste softer and richer with 30 minutes of decanting (or pouring through an aerator).
Country: France Region: Loire Valley Winery: Domaine Moncourt Grape: Cabernet Franc 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Pineau d'Aunis 5% (Rare) Bottle Size: 750ml Closure Type: Cork Allergy Advice: Contains Sulphites Style: (Red) Dry, Light-Medium-Bodied Occasion Best Suited: Casual, Event, Party
16-18°C Decant for 30 minutes prior to serving