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Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau 'Vieilles Vignes' 2016

Big, bountiful, gastronomic Cabernet Franc - a rich and powerful wine displaying herbaceous aromas. It has a wonderful core of ripe cassis flavours and a fine structure of tannins. It should be decanted before drinking and can mature happily for up to a decade. Indeed, we are so enamoured of it that we ship it in half-bottles and magnums to cover every conceivable occasion!
Bottle
£18.95
Bottle (Case)
£227.40
Half Bottle
£10.50
Half Bottle (Case)
£252.00
Tasting Notes
"...the imperial Vieilles Vignes - a mesmerising and peerless glimpse of what Loire Cabernet Franc is capable of."
Matthew Jukes - '100 Most Iconic Wine Estates'.

The Filliatreaus' flagship wine, the terrific 'Vieilles Vignes' is made from a parcel of octogenerian vines that yield a strapping dark, earthy wine with a wealth of dark fruit flavours.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Loire, Saumur Champigny
Grape Variety (Cépage) Cabernet Franc
Food & Wine Matching Lamb
Organic Non-Organic
Vintage 2016
Cellarage Drinking well now but will age gracefully for 7-10 years, especially in magnums.
Vinification The grapes are picked by hand and are macerated for 30-35 day in thermo-regulated, stainless steel vats. Rémontage occurs twice a day and the temperature is maintained at 25-27ºC. The wine is then fermented at 33°C in order to extract the maximum colour.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13
Producer

Paul & Fredrik Filliatreau

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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Video Revew

One Minute Review - Saumur Champigny: Vieilles Vignes

Frederick Filliatreau of Domaine Filliatreau introduces the Saumur Champigny: Vieilles Vignes - from vines up to 85 years old, aged in stainless steel for a year before bottling, it goes very well with beef or game.

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