Domaine des Raynieres Saumur Champigny Vielles Vignes, 2016
Domaine de Raynieres
The vineyard of 33 hectares consists essentially of a clay limestone soils. It is planted with chenin grapes for the white wines and Cabernet for the Reds (Saumur Champigny, red Saumur). The tufa (sub limestone) gives a characteristic wine of the region as it absorbs excess water in the winter to replenish during periods of drought. As a result the vines suffer little stress thus giving ample and supple wines.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.5%|
|Style||Red - Medium-bodied|
|Grape Type(s)||Cabernet Franc|
Wines from the Loire Valley vary wildly in terms of their style and flavour – in part due to the vast number of appellations and large areas planted under vine. From tangy, minerally, terroir-driven Sauvignon whites, to juicy and distinctive Pinot Noir reds and roses, and a great deal of specialities in between. Brimming with innovative producers aiming to produce wines as naturally as possible, there is much joy to be found in Loire Valley wines – we recommend you dive in head first to sample the delights on offer today!