After a 12-month stay in casks, this vintage reveals a complex nose marked by hints of glazed cherry.
In the mouth, the structure is light and guarantees racking potential.
- Vintage : La Cuvée du Coin
- Year : 2014
- Appellation : Saumur-Champigny
- Colour : Red
- Grape types : 100 % Cabernet Franc
- Soil : clay-chalk
- Harvest : manual
- Type of viticulture : organic
- Contenance : 75cl
- Appearance : garnet
- Nose : glazed cherries
- Mouth : structured
- Serving temperature : 14-16°C
- Cellaring : 5 to 10 years
- Drink from : 2016
- Winemaking process : in casks
- Maturation : 12 months in casks
- Food-matching : poultry stuffed with mushrooms
The rising star of the appellation, Bruno Dubois is a firm believer in bio viticulture. The result: deep wines of remarkable fruitiness.
This majestic river links various wine-growing sub-regions that go to make up the overall appellation, from the Massif Central to the Atlantic.
The Loire region extends over almost 1000 km and there are 4 sub-regions: Nantes, Anjou, Touraine and the Centre. There are 68 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée.
Altogether, there are 65,000 hectares producing nearly 3,0000,000 hl of wine on average each year, of which 45% are whites, 22% rosés, 21% reds and 12% sparking wines.
The areas planted with vines stretch far and wide, with a number of different climatic influences, oceanic in the West, becoming more continental the further you get from the ocean.
Three words characterise these wines: diversity, quality and affordability.
Diversity, because the whites range from the driest to the sweetest, while the reds can be fruity or mineral.
Quality, thanks to the emergence of young, talented vignerons, coupled to a significant improvement in winemaking techniques.
Affordable, because there are some amazing quality-price-pleasure ratios to be found.
The main grape types for whites are melon and gros-plant around Nantes, chenin in Anjou and western Touraine, sauvignon in eastern Touraine and in the Centre.
The principal grapes used for making reds are gamay, cabernet franc and sauvignon, pinot noir and côt (or malbec).
- 2011: very good maturity for reds, well-rounded and low in acidity. Dry whites more varied, but great sweet wines.
- 2012: a varied year for weather. Few sweet wines, but highly drinkable dry whites good for cellaring, particularly Sancerre. The reds are versatile and soft.
- 2013: fruity wines, easy to drink with low alcohol content.
- 2014: a great vintage in the two colours, with aromatic wines in their youth but with good racking potential. A remarkable balance between acidity, fruitiness and concentration.