Saumur: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet Rouge 2020
The Filliatreau family's red Saumur Château Fouquet that comes from organic vines just outside the Saumur Champigny appellation seems to be getting better with every vintage that we ship. It is a ripe rounded Cabernet Franc with some light minerally nuances that should be drunk within a couple of years, preferably al fresco with a plate of cheese or charcuterie!
Certified as a Vegan wine.
The Filliatreaus are renowned for having modernised winemaking in the Saumur and Saumur Champigny regions producing vibrant wines with excellent fruit characteristics. Yapp Brothers have been importing Filliatreau wine since the 1970s - the first vintage shipped of this one was the hugely successful 1990. Since then the wine has gained organic and biodynamic status and acquired a loyal following.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Saumur|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cabernet Franc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, Cheese, Duck, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork|
|Cellarage||Drinking well now and should age gracefully for a further 2 to 3 years.|
|Vinification||This Saumur rouge is made from organically grown grapes that are hand harvested and vinified in stainless steel.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
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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Saumur: Domaine Filliatreau Château Fouquet Rouge - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
Meirion Williams reviews the 'Château Fouquet' Saumur rouge from Domaine Filliatreau - a Loire Cabernet Franc. Yapp Brothers have imported this wine every year since 1976, it is fresh and elegant wine, with redcurrant aromas, ideal in Spring or Summer as it can be served slightly chilled. Ideal with pork or duck, or with paté and a baguette overlooking the Loire river!Yapp Brothers Videos