LANGLOIS-CHATEAU - Cabernet de Saumur, La Bretonniere Rose Sec 2007
From the vineyards in Coudray-Macouard, the Cabernet Franc is planted on chalky-clay soil. The harvest yielded 60 hl/ha and was fully destemmed before a gentle pressing.
Maceration was undertaken for 12 to 24 hours to obtain colour and body before fermentation at controlled temperatures to preserve the fresh fruit aromas.
Filtration was through kieselguhr (a naturally occurring, soft, chalk-like sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder), and the wine was cooled before bottling to avoid the formation of tartaric crystals.
Exceptionally summery dry rose made wholly from selected Cabernet Franc vines. Offers a wealth of raspberry fruit and a fresh, leafy character.
A wonderful wine for light salads, chevre chaud (or other goat's and sheep's cheeses), or fresh fruit.