Caves des Vignerons de Saumur Champigny "Lieu-dit: Les Vignoles" 2017
Les Vignoles is located on a plateau overlooking the Loire with deep caves once inhabited by humans. The 55-year-old vines grow on a plateau bordered by south facing cliffs over the Loire River. Deep ruby. Nose of candied black fruit (cherries) with toasty, spicy hints. Lots of depth on the palate, with flintiness and smooth tannins. Lovely fullness and a long aftertaste of violet and black fruit. 2017 is turning out to be a fantastic vintage for Cab francs form the Loire. Definitely worth a go.