Hureau Saumur-Champigny Tuffe

Hureau

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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:Blend of 15 parcels of young and old vines grown in tuffeau.
Orientation:Multiple parcels, exposition varies
Soil:Tuffeau (tufa-limestone), a soft chalk from the Cretaceous Period
Viticulture: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. Organically farmed since 2010.
Vinification:Indigenous yeasts, long fermentations lasting 25-30 days.
Aging:Elévage of 10-20 months in tank (underground in tuffeaux cellars)