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Clotilde Legrand, Saumur-Champigny, Les Terrages, 2017

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Clotilde Legrand, Saumur-Champigny, Les Terrages, 2017

Clotilde’s vines were a little frosted in 2017, so she felt that rendered an extra concentration to the surviving bunches. Also unoaked, this shows more flesh and maturity than Les Lizières. Melting, cooked red fruits are given... Read More

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Clotilde Legrand, Saumur-Champigny, Les Terrages, 2017
Clotilde Legrand, Saumur-Champigny, Les Terrages, 2017

ColourRed

RegionLoire

Grape VarietyCabernet Franc

Vintage2022

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLEG317

Style

Dry

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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Clotilde Legrand, Saumur-Champigny, Les Terrages, 2017

Clotilde’s vines were a little frosted in 2017, so she felt that rendered an extra concentration to the surviving bunches. Also unoaked, this shows more flesh and maturity than Les Lizières. Melting, cooked red fruits are given interest by developing savoury notes. Mid-weight, poised, a lovely match for a pork chop or roast ham. Now-2026

Great choice of good-value wines in the January sales. The website is really easy to use to make up an order. Delivery, as is often the case, was within 24 hours and, as usual, was well-packed.

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I've bought a couple of cases recently, and many more in years gone by, and have really enjoyed their selection. They have a good range of interesting wines from some classic and some more…

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Judging by the wines I have had, someone is doing a very good job in selecting the wines to put before the public, and at a very fair price. Delivery from online purchases as also been quick and…

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Great company with good service and good prices. Highly recommended.

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One of my favourite independents. Been enjoying these special wines for more than 10 years. Always interesting choices, and always great value in the sales!

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