|Grape/Varietal : Cabernet Franc||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Loire, Samur Champigny||ABV : 13%|
|Vintage : 2015||Natural Factor: Demeter|
Antoine Sanzey took over the domaine in Varrains in 1999, becoming the fifth generation to be in charge of this family-run vineyard which was founded around 1880. Before 1999, Antoine's grandparents used to take their grapes to the local wine cooperative. Within three years he had stopped working with the cooperative and was producing his own wine.
Today the vineyard covers an area of 28 hectares which is spread out over Varrains and the neighbouring districts. It includes three hectares of Chenin, as well as four hectares of the wonderful Poyeux terroir. The soils are essentially siliceous limestone and clay limestone. Since 2014, the vineyard has been worked organically with indigenous yeasts used for vinification.
This domaine has established itself as one of the very finest of this appellation thanks to wines which are hugely fruity, focused and fresh and have tannins of great finesse. There is a huge demand for these wines from Loire wine enthusiasts. These are must-try wines, and as far as we are concerned, Sanzey is one of the very best winemakers in this region: a real showstopper for our team.
The vineyards for Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny Les Poyeux have an average age of 50 years and are planted on Late Turonian limestone sand and clay-limestone soils. They form a 2 hectare estate facing south-southeast. They are cultivated following the principles of biodynamics, and are manually harvested so that the grapes arrive in the winery as complete as possible.
Fermented in concrete vats and macerated with skins for about twenty days. Once the fermentation is finished, the wine is refined in first to third use barrels for about 18 months. It combines power, balance, vibrant fruit, fine tannins and juiciness. Don't miss, limited stock!
Pairs Well With:
Herby lamb with roast Aubergine & Puy lentils
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