Saumur Rouge 2016
The Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg co-operative has been critical in augmenting the appellation's success with its 200+ members producing about 30% of the region's wine.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Saumur|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Franc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie|
|Cellarage||This red Saumur wine drinks well from bottling and can be enjoyed for up to 2-3 years from vintage.|
|Vinification||The harvest is generally late in summer, due to its northerly location, usually in early October. For the Saumur rouge, the Cabernet Franc grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and left on the skins for up to two weeks at a temperature of 28°C. After ageing in underground vats, the finished wine is normally bottled about a year after the vintage.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
Vignerons de Saumur
At Saint Cyr-en-Bourg, just to the south-east of Saumur, the dynamic Vignerons de Saumur Cave Co-opérative has long been a source of really well-made and benignly priced wines. Their Saumur Blanc is a conrnerstone of the Yapp list without which we could barely function. The Cave also produces a versatile sparkling Chenin Blanc, a fine sparkling Crémant de Loire rosé and a supple, youthful red Cabernet Franc.View more wines from this producer...
One Minute Review - Saumur Rouge
Bianca Ford reviews the Saumur Rouge from the Vignerons de Saumur - 100% cabernet franc, a perfect summer wine ideal lightly chilled and served with barbecues.Yapp Brothers Videos