Saumur Rouge 2012

Our consistently reliable red Saumur, with its distinctive label that depicts graffito of Charles de Gaulle, makes for remarkably versatile easy drinking. Made from pure Cabernet Franc, it is savoury and youthful with bright, summer berry scents and flavours and is best drunk lightly chilled.

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Saumur Rouge 2012

Saumur Rouge 2012

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.

  • Style: Red Wine, Dry (Sec), Medium-bodied
  • Region: LoireSaumur
  • Producer: Vignerons de Saumur
  • Vintage: 2012
  • 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%

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Saumur Rouge 2012
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01-Oct-2014
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26-Aug-2014
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2012 not a very good year

Many thanks for the feedback. 2012 was a difficult vintage in many parts of France, particularly Bordeaux. However, be careful of generalising as it was v good in the Rhone for example and v respectable in saumur - see Press testimonial on this wine, plus other comments on 2012 red Loire (eg chate... Read More>

What others think of this wine...

Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Club, July 2014. says:

The 2012 Saumur Rouge is the counterpart to the Saumur Blanc, as you might just have guessed — pure Cabernet Franc and extremely versatile. Although vibrantly fruity and fresh, it has that familiar Cab Franc savouriness to it and is one of those rare reds that’s perfectly gluggable on its own. I favour serving it lightly chilled (in a jug or carafe if I didn’t like that Goldfinger label so much) with French bread, farmhouse cheeses and coarse country pâté sat on a rug on the grass.

Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 5th July 2014. says:

Terrific, tongue-tingling, redcurranty saumur made exclusively from the cabernet franc grape and tailor-made for summer swigging. A vibrant, tangy, crunchy summer pudding of a red, best served cool.

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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