Hureau Saumur-Champigny Lisagathe

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Wine label
Vintage:2014
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:France
Region:Loire
Appellation:Saumur-Champigny
Type:Red
Varietals:Cabernet Franc
Organic:Practicing
Vineyard:Two side-by-side parcels; one planted in 1953, the other in 1991.
Soil:Tufa-limestone, a soft chalk from the Cretaceous Period. Topsoil contains high percentage of fertile clay.
Viticulture:The estate has been certified organic since 2007. Grass grows between the vine rows, which are tilled by hand. Philippe Vatan rigorously crop-thins his vineyards, dropping fruit and retaining only very ripe bunches.
Vinification:Indigenous yeasts, long fermentations lasting 25-30 days
Aging:20 month élévage in used foudres.
Production:2,500 cases
Tasting:From old vines in the lieu-dit of Lisagathe (name after daughters Lisa & Agathe), this 2014 is pure, dense and direct. The most pedigreed and ageworthy wine from the Hureau lineup.