|Grape/Varietal : Cabernet Franc||Color : Red|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Samur Champigny||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2017||Natural Factor: Organic|
Domaine Bobinet started in 2002, when Sebastien took over 1.8 hectares of vines and the cellar from his maternal grandparents. He’s the 7th generation of a family of winemakers in Dampierre-sur-Loire, part of the region of Saumur.
Choosing to grow organically and vinify naturally, without chemicals, was beyond question, especially under the influence of Anjou-based wine- maker, Olivier Cousin.
To begin with, Sebastien grew 1.5 hectares of Cabernet-Franc and 0.3 hectare of Chenin Blanc, handpicking his grapes then vinifying and ageing them in his cellar, which is carved into tuffeau (limestone) of the riverbanks of Saumur. The resulting wines became Amateus Bobi and Echalier.
In 2007 Sebastien’s interest in carbonic maceration led him to Bernard Pontonnier who helped him better understand this method of winemaking, which he himself had learnt from Jules Chauvet, Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard and many others during his time as a restauranteur in Paris. Bernard was, afterall, one of the first to introduce natural wine onto his lists. Together, Sebastien and Bernard made Greta Carbo with the fruit from a single, small plot. Then came the time to expand and diversify: Sebastien took over 2 hectares of Cabernet Franc in 2010 and started buying Pineau d’Aunis, Gamay and Cot to experiment with using different grapes. Du Rififi a Beaulieu was born!
In 2011, his partner Emeline Calvez, a trained sommelière, joined him in the domaine. Together they created Ruben with new vines bought in 2010. Their collaboration gave a new dimension to the domaine which continued to grow and strengthen, all the while striving towards a sustainable and ethical practice.
"Ruben was first made in 2011 after the domaine acquired some new vineyards. It’s the first wine Emeline and Sebastien made together. Ruben is aged for 7 months in barrels; it’s delicately structured, deep and has plenty of freshness.
A juicy, fruity Cabernet Franc with velvety tannins that tempt you to pour another glass! Ruben is a kind of chameleon, accompanying a wide array of dishes, from aperitif to pudding, fish to meat."
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