Hureau Saumur-Champigny Lisagathe

Country: 
France
Region: 
Loire
Item code: 
FHR017
Vintage: 
2014
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Saumur-Champigny
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Hureau
Varietals: 
Cabernet Franc
Two side-by-side parcels; one planted in 1953, the other in 1991.
Tufa-limestone, a soft chalk from the Cretaceous Period. Topsoil contains high percentage of fertile clay.
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.
Indigenous yeasts, long fermentations lasting 25-30 days
20 month élévage in used foudres.
2,500 cases
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.
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