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Saumur: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet Rouge 2017

Fred Filliatreau's red Saumur Château Fouquet that comes from vines just outside the Saumur Champigny appellation seems to be getting better with every vintage that we ship. It is a ripe rounded Cabernet Franc with some light minerally nuances that should be drunk within a couple of years, preferably al fresco with a plate of cheese or charcuterie!
Bottle
£14.50
Bottle (Case)
£174.00
Tasting Notes
The Filliatreaus are renowned for having modernised winemaking in the Saumur and Saumur Champigny regions producing vibrant wines with excellent fruit characteristics. Yapp Brothers have been importing Filliatreau wine since the 1970s and have consolidated their trading relationship since Fredrik joined his father Paul and they bought Château Fouquet. The first vintage shipped was the hugely successful 1990 and since then the wine has gained organic status and acquired a loyal following.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Loire, Saumur
Grape Variety (Cépage) Cabernet Franc
Food & Wine Matching Pork
Organic Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drinking well now and should age gracefully for a further 2-3 years.
Vinification This Saumur rouge is made from organically grown grapes that are hand harvested and vinified in stainless steel.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13.5
Producer

Paul & Fredrik Filliatreau

The Filliatreaus are renowned for having modernised winemaking in the Saumur and Saumur Champigny regions, producing vibrant wines with excellent fruit characteristics. Their wines are extremely popular on the Paris restaurant market and increasingly well known around the world. Yapp Brothers have been importing Filliatreau wines since 1976. 

“I love this property and all of its wines. Cabernet Franc, from warmer vintages in the Loire, can rival the great red wines of France, but they never trouble the credit card. Perhaps a little unfortunate for the Domaines here, but a wondrous jackpot for those of us who know this secret. How many other regions in the world retail their greatest labels for less than twenty quid? Buy all you can and only tell people you love about the stellar wines at Filliatreau. ”
Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek

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One Minute Review - Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet

Fred Filliatreau introduces the Domaine Filliatreau Saumur Rouge 'Chateau Fouquet' - a Cabernet Franc from vines just outside the Saumur Champigny appellation.

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