100% Cabernet Franc from 40 year old vines.
Single 10 hectares (25 acres) vineyard giving low yields. The wine is 100% tank fermented. A
landmark in the region, property of the Hospices de Saumur since 1928. Antoine Cristal,
founder, was the first to bring Cabernet Franc to the Loire valley.
The dark, black fruit aromas are held in a firmly tannic grip, and the acidity is fresh and lively,
and the wine depth and concentration suggest further development.