Saumur Fines Bulles Rosé
|Producer||Domaine du Vieux Pressoir|
Méthode Traditionnelle. 100% Cabernet Franc from vines that are between 18 and 30 year old. It usually is a single vintage. The vines are planted on limestone soil with grass growing between the rows. The grapes are destemmed and macerate for 24 hours at 16° C to preserve the freshness of the aromas. The wine is vinified and aged in stainless steel tanks, with blocked malolactic in order to keep its vivacity. It is aged for 14 months on its fine lees. 7 to 8 grams dosage, giving 5 grams of RS per liter. Delicate and fresh bouquet of red fruits, firm acidity. It is perfect as an aperitif and pairs beautifully with savory/sweet pairings.
About the Producer
Situated in the south of the Saumur region, Domaine du Vieux Pressoir was bought early 2015 by Claude Vagnon, a retired industrialist. The winemaking is currently in the hands of Frédéric Etienne, who previously worked at Château des Noyers in Anjou. During his agronomical engineer studies, Frédéric spent a month in California to study the technique of skin contact for white wines and benefit from the research conducted on that subject by UC Davis.
At Domaine du Vieux Pressoir, all stages of the vinification process are subject to meticulous care and attention, resulting in wines of exceptional quality. The estate spreads over 26 hectares planted with Chenin Blanc, a little Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.
Farming/vinification practices: sustainable. The wines are to this date- July 2016 - vegan.
Domaine du Vieux Pressoir