de l'Enchantoir Saumur Notre Dame Rouge 2015
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Wine Spectator 90
"Quite fresh, with bouncy acidity and a mouthwatering bay leaf and bramble frame around a core of black cherry and steeped plum fruit. Light anise, alder and tobacco hints line the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,200 cases made. –JM"

The Wine
40+ year old vines
10-15 cm of dirt, then solid chalk
Organic winegrowing since 2010
Aged exclusively in tank
Fresh and fruit driven Cabernet Franc
Puy-Notre-Dame is an AOC singled out for its higher elevations (50-150 meters) ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #28572
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Spectator 90
"Quite fresh, with bouncy acidity and a mouthwatering bay leaf and bramble frame around a core of black cherry and steeped plum fruit. Light anise, alder and tobacco hints line the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,200 cases made. –JM"

The Wine
40+ year old vines
10-15 cm of dirt, then solid chalk
Organic winegrowing since 2010
Aged exclusively in tank
Fresh and fruit driven Cabernet Franc
Puy-Notre-Dame is an AOC singled out for its higher elevations (50-150 meters) and large limestone base

The Estate
Domaine de L’Enchantoir, run by the dynamic Brunet family, sits on a remarkable site of largely ancient limestone, dating from the late Cretaceous period. The gentle slope sits at approximately 150 meters altitude, with about 15 or so inches of soil before the vines burrow into the solid chalk below. This brings a typicity which was recently recognized by the creation of the appellation ‘Saumur Puy de Notre Dame’ for the rich and complex Cabernet Franc that come from this unique site. The Chenin Blanc is a dead ringer for Loire whites costing 3 times as much. The winery has worked the vineyard organically since 2010. To maintain biodiversity, they leave the grass between the rows and plow to naturally control the vigor and health of the vines. In the cellar, they follow the same principles—no additives and a minimum of intervention. At harvest, they sort and destem, using natural yeasts and age the two flagship bottlings exclusively in tank. The simple formula of naturally grown and tank aged wine has already led to winning gold medals at the Salon des Vins de Loire in Angers and getting attention from French wine press such as Blanc & Rouge.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

Domaine De L’enchantoir

Domaine De L’enchantoirDomaine de L'Enchantoir, run by the dynamic Brunet family, sits on a remarkable site of largely ancient limestone, dating from the late Cretaceous period. The gentle slope sits at approximately 150 meters altitude, with about 15 or so inches of soil before the vines burrow into the solid chalk below. This brings a typicity which was recently recognized by the creation of the appellation 'Saumur Puy de Notre Dame' for the rich and complex Cabernet Franc that come from this unique site. The Chenin Blanc is a dead ringer for Loire whites costing 3 times as much. The winery has worked the vineyard organically since 2010. To maintain biodiversity, they leave the grass between the rows and plow to naturally control the vigor and health of the vines. In the cellar, they follow the same principles--no additives and a minimum of intervention. At harvest, they sort and destem, using natural yeasts and age the two flagship bottlings exclusively in tank. The simple formula of naturally grown and tank aged wine has already led to winning gold medals at the Salon des Vins de Loire in Angers and getting attention from French wine press such as Blanc & Rouge.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

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Patrick

fresh, surprisingly complex, affordable Cab Franc

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