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La Flamboyante Saumur-Champigny

La Flamboyante Saumur-Champigny

Region

AOP Saumur-Champigny

Viticultural Notes

A selection from the estate's best parcels from the Les Rotissants vineyard grown on tuffeau limestone soils. Hand harvested over several passes through the vineyards. Vineyards are maintained without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.

Vintage Notes

2014 Vintage: A variable year with very few consistent stretches of the same weather. Warm and sunny one day, followed by rain and clouds the next. The beginning of the season saw higher than normal rainfall which increased mildew pressures and saw the development of other fungal diseases in the vineyard. What would've been a poor vintage was saved by a near-perfect September. For 6 weeks starting the beginning of the month, sunshine and warm temperatures helped to accelerate ripening making up for lost time and dry conditions nearly wiped out all signs of rot in the vineyard. By harvest time, the quality was very high with finished wines showing impeccable structure and balance. A superb vintage despite the rough start to the year.

Wine

La Flamboyante Saumur-Champigny

Estate

Domaine des Coutures

Vintage

2014

Varietal

100% Cabernet Franc

Region

AOP Saumur-Champigny

Vineyard

Les Rotissants

Vine Age

25+

Soil

Tuffeau (Soft Limestone)

Farming

Sustainable/Traditional Viticulture

Fermentation

Total destemming. Fermentation using indigenous yeast in old oak barrels with regular batonnage.

Aging

Aging in old oak barrels on fine lees.

Alcohol

12.5%

Production

2,500 bottles



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