100% Cabernet Franc growing in chalk and limestone. Organic farming (certified organic as of 2016). This is the real deal in Loire Valley Cabernet Franc. Smell and taste red currants, pomegranate, ruby red grapefruit, white pepper, blueberry, sage and Oolong tea. Has a healthy core of flavor to support the natural high acidity and firm, fine tannins. The newer appellation Saumur Puy Notre Dame, when grown well, made well and in a very good vintage (check check & check) offers fantastic value.
From Importer Skurnik Wines: “Domaine de l’Enchanoir work a remarkable site of largely ancient limestone. 150 meters altitude, with about 15 or so inches of soil before the vines burrow into the solid chalk below. This brings a typicity which was recently recognized by the creation of the appellation ‘Saumur Puy de Notre Dame’ for the rich and complex Cabernet Franc that come from this unique site.
“The vineyards have been organically farmed since 2010 and will have organic certification as of 2016. In the cellar, no additives and a minimum of intervention. At harvest, they sort and destem, using natural yeasts and age in tank.”