Saumur – Les Silices
95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are 15 to 25 year old and grown on Jurassic soil. Vinification in tanks, 10 to 12 days of maceration. Cherry-red with dark purple tints. Pleasant nose of violet, cassis and redcurrant. Full attack, concentrated, fresh and crunchy palate showing lovely intense, focused aromas mirroring the nose. Spicy finish. Serve cool. 12.5% alcohol.
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: the domaine is in conversion to organic farming. The wines are to this date- July 2016 - vegan.
Domaine du Vieux Pressoir