Saumur-Champigny

2019
France
Loire

100% Cabernet Franc. From 40-year-old, certified-organic estate vines on clay-limestone soils across many different parcels. The harvest is mainly manual, depending on the vintage. The bunches are destemmed; fermentation is with native yeasts in stainless steel; maceration is around 10 days; aging is in steel tank for around 6 months before bottling with a light, non-sterile filtration. 

92 points
"Domaine Filliatreau is now all certified organic for its viticulture and its Château Fouquet is about to be certified biodynamic. This bottling is made from forty year-old vines and is aged in tank prior to bottling. The 2019 version is excellent, offering up a superb bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, tobacco leaf, a lovely base of soil, espresso and a hint of tree bark in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and juicy at the core, with good soil undertow, well-integrated tannins and a long, nicely balanced and focused finish. This is complex and just starting to blossom properly, but it has the structure to also age for many more years, though like the la Grande Vignolle bottling, this too is sealed with a synthetic cork. 2021- 2040. "
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, May-June 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB6200-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Franc
Farming Type: 
Organic