2009 Domaine des Hautes Troglodytes Saumur Champigny

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The soils of Saumur are a combination of fertile clay, limestone and underlying stone known as tuffeau. The climate of the region is unique with slightly cooler summers, milder winters and lower rainfall than the rest of the Valley. Domaine des Hautes Troglodytes is located in the commune of Souzay-Champigny. The 10 acres of vineyards are situated on a high plateau and the vines average 15 to 20 years old. 100% Cabernet Franc, the Domaine des Hautes Troglodytes is a classic representation of Saumur Champigny. In the glass it displays a brilliant garnet color with aromas of red fruits combined with violets and herbs. In the mouth the wine is bright and fresh with juicy fruit, supple tannins and a crisp finish.

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 By: AndyG |  Review Date: 10/4/2011 
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Red wines from the Loire are a ways off the beaten track, as neither the region nor the primary grape, cabernet franc, are well known. These wines can be well worth a visit. Jon Bonne of the SF Chronicle described this particular wine as "beetroot and fermented tea, roasted cherry, sea salt and mirabelle plum".

Drink from 2011 to 2014

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Varietal:

Cabernet Franc

- While Cabernet Franc, a parent with Sauvignon Blanc to the ubiquitous Cabernet Sauvignon, frequently plays second fiddle in Bordeaux blends (though it does get more props on the Right Bank, where it dominates Cheval Blanc), this lighter, higher acid/lower tannin, early-maturing, perfumed red varietal is far from a wallflower. It is the headliner in the Loire Valley appellations of Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon and Anjou-Villages, where it makes exceptional, food-friendly wines. Outside of France, Cabernet Franc can be found in northern Italy, particularly in Friuli and in California where it is frequently used as a blending grape in Bordeaux-style wines. Heartier in the cold than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc is gaining a foothold in northern and eastern wine regions like Canada, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.