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2018 Château de Chaintres "Vieilles Vignes" Saumur-Champigny

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2018 Château de Chaintres "Vieilles Vignes" Saumur-Champigny

Regular price $31.00
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The vines that plunge the deepest into the tuffeau below are bottled separately, with the “Vieilles Vignes” cuvée comprising parcels ranging from 50 to 80 years of age. Maceration is extended here up to 30 days (the 2018 underwent 25 days), and aging occurs in a combination of stainless steel and used barrels of varying shapes and sizes (demi-muid, cuve tronconique, various foudres).

Despite the expected increase in concentration and structure with this wine compared to “Les Sables,” their entry-level wine, the same sense of freshness permeates this wine—making it “très digeste” indeed. Tannins are again graceful, but the underlying sense of minerality is more assertive here, contributing a salty-savory edge absent in the more fruit-driven “Les Sables.”

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