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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

Unoaked, enticingly dramatic purple, with a perfume made up of berries and roses, this is richly black-fruited, silky, with attractive chalky and leafy hints. Long and complete, a winner again. A match made in heaven for roast ham.... Read More

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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018
Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

ColourRed

RegionLoire

GrowerDomaine de la Guilloterie

Grape VarietyCabernet Franc

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeGUL318

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Francis a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

A cross of it with Sauvignon Blanc resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the red wines of the Loire are primarily Cabernet Franc.

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Domaine de la Guilloterie, Saumur-Champigny, Tradition, 2018

Unoaked, enticingly dramatic purple, with a perfume made up of berries and roses, this is richly black-fruited, silky, with attractive chalky and leafy hints. Long and complete, a winner again. A match made in heaven for roast ham. Now-2024

Saumur-Champigny is a very fashionable appellation in France, leading to price inflation, but it is still possible to find value. This is the Duveau family's principal wine at Guilloterie.

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