Snapshot
Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Saumur-Champigny
Wine 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)