Fabien Duveau

Loire | Saumur-Champigny | Chacé

Fabien Duveau is the 8th generation of his family to make wine in Saumur-Champigny — “one of the jewels of the Loire,” he believes. Expressing their individuality is a key objective in his winemaking. Farming organically and cultivating biodiversity in and around the vineyards are integral to Fabien’s aim of making wines that express both “the complex nature of the land and the know-how of its winemakers.” Fabien is deeply influenced by tradition, yet his innovative perspectives and and minimalist style infuse his wines with a freshness and delicacy that mark them as vibrant, eloquent examples of what Saumur-Champigny wines are at heart.

Fabien Duveau 2015 Saumur-Champigny "Clos de la Côte"

With a layer of crushed, chalky topsoil atop pure argile-calcaire, the Clos de la Côte possesses one of the best terroirs in Saumur. Fabien’s parcel is adjacent to ancient vines owned by the iconic Thierry Germain. For those familiar with Germain’s wines, you will notice that there is a similar distinct elegance and lift to the this cuvée. Spontaneously fermented in cement and neutral barrel, followed by an additional year in old oak barrels, there is more concentration, intensity, and length than the Origine, without losing the focused freshness, purity of fruit and unbridled drinkability.

  • 2015
  • Cabernet Franc
  • France
  • Loire
  • Saumur-Champigny
  • Conversion Organic
  • Clos de la Côte
  • Tuffeau, sand
  • 12 months neutral barrel
  • 80% cement, 20% neutral barrel
  • 0.01
  • 750 ml

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