Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 2018
The Filliatreaus' principal cuvée in volume terms is their Saumur Champigny which is a big seller on the Parisian restaurant circuit. Like many Loire red wines, it is best served lightly-chilled and makes a great foil for simple grills or charcuterie.
The Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau is a classic, cool-climate Cabernet Franc with a lovely, summer-berry bouquet and a juicy, red fruit palate offset by ripe, youthful tannins.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Saumur Champigny|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Franc|
|Cellarage||Drinks very well when young but will age gracefully for 2 to 3+ years.|
|Vinification||Very ripe grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and vinified in ultra modern thermo-regulated stainless steel vats.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14|
The Filliatreaus are renowned for having modernised winemaking in the Saumur and Saumur Champigny regions, producing vibrant wines with excellent fruit characteristics. Their wines are extremely popular on the Paris restaurant market and increasingly well known around the world. Yapp Brothers have been importing Filliatreau wines since 1976.
"I love this property and all of its wines. Cabernet Franc, from warmer vintages in the Loire, can rival the great red wines of France, but they never trouble the credit card. Perhaps a little unfortunate for the Domaines here, but a wondrous jackpot for those of us who know this secret. How many other regions in the world retail their greatest labels for less than twenty quid? Buy all you can and only tell people you love about the stellar wines at Filliatreau."
Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek.
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