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Fabien Duveau 2020 Saumur-Champigny Chacé "Les Hauts Poyeux"

The greater vineyard of Les Poyeux hosts a mythical terroir, home to some of the Loire’s most coveted red wines. Les Poyeux consists of 2 very distinct terroirs with unique expressions, in spite of the soil components being similar.

Les Hauts Poyeux, in addition to being the higher elevation portion of Les Poyeux, its distinctiveness lies in its depth of topsoil – 60 cm of the famous Poyeux sand before reaching the first levels of clay and limestone. In vinification, Les Hauts Poyeux sees a long maceration to elaborate the aromatics linked to this soil texture, followed by aging for 12 to 18 months in neutral barrique, to sublimate the aromatics and refine the fine tannins of the terroir.

Les Bas Poyeux, by comparison, is not only lower in elevation but contains an average of 20 cm of sandy topsoil over clay and limestone. This difference integrates a more prominent limestone imprint, giving Les Bas Poyeux its "blood" side. In the cellar, aging instead takes place in a mix of concrete and neutral barrel.

  • 2020
  • Cabernet Franc
  • France
  • Loire
  • Saumur-Champigny
  • Les Hauts Poyeux
  • Sand over limestone and clay
  • Certified Organic
  • Neutral barrel
  • 12 months neutral barrel
  • 13.58%
  • 4.0 g/L
  • Yes
  • 750 ml
  • Red
  • $50.00