Saumur Rouge 2011

Our consistently reliable red Saumur, with its distinctive label that depicts graffito of Charles de Gaulle, makes for remarkably versatile easy drinking.

  • Half Bottle
    £5.50
  • Half Bottle (case)
    £132.00
Saumur Rouge 2011

Saumur Rouge 2011

The chalky soil of Saumur provides excellent drainage making it an ideal area for viticulture. The Romans were the first to exploit the region's winemaking potential but it declined with the fall of the Roman Empire. From 1066, monks began to replant vines and the first recorded shipment to England was in 1194. During this era, land around Saumur out-priced that in Champagne.
The Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg co-operative has been critical in augmenting the appellation's success with its 200+ members producing about 30% of the region's wine.
This Saumur red Cabernet Franc is savoury and youthful with bright, red-berry scents and flavours and is best drunk lightly chilled.

  • Style: Red Wine, Dry (Sec), Medium-bodied
  • Region: LoireSaumur
  • Producer: Vignerons de Saumur
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Grape variety (Cépage): Cabernet Franc
  • Wine pairing - drink with: Charcuterie
  • Cellarage: Drinks well from bottling and can be enjoyed for up to 2-3 years from vintage.
  • Vinification: The harvest is generally late in summer, due to its northerly location, usually in early October. The Cabernet Franc grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and left on the skins for up to two weeks at a temperature of 28°C. After ageing in underground vats, the finished wine is normally bottled about a year after the vintage.
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 12.5%

What others think of this wine...

Olly Smith - Mail on Sunday, 06/04/2014 says:

Summery, spicy and fruity red with a striking cartoon of De Gaulle on the label. Perfect to chill with.

Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 29/03/2014. says:

Cracking, crunchy, redcurranty cabernet franc '11, with all the dusky, herby fruit any Loire fan could ask for, plus a jolly Charles de Gaulle cartoon label.

Simon Hoggart - Spectator, June 2013 says:

Also from the Loire is a Saumur rouge 2011 in the bottle with the cartoon of General de Gaulle on the label. I do not know why the general — who was, unlike say Mitterrand, not famous for high living — is so featured, but I do know that the wine inside is excellent, with that nice slatey Cabernet Franc taste. This is light but full-flavoured, and I suggest you give it half an hour in the fridge door before drinking.

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One Minute Review - Saumur Rouge




Bianca Ford reviews the Saumur Rouge from the Vignerons de Saumur - 100% cabernet franc, a perfect summer wine ideal lightly chilled and served with barbecues.

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