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2019 Domaine du Collier Saumur Rouge La Ripaille

Loire ValleyRedHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 240.00 AUD

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The Domaine du Collier was created in 1999 by Antoine Foucault (the son of Charly Foucault from Clos Rougeard) and Caroline Boireau. Over the past 19 years Antoine and Caroline have quietly been making some of the most exciting wines in the Loire Valley. The wines have gained a cult following in France for their level of depth and sophistication and are very hard to find! Antoine Foucaults’ 2019 Saumur Rouge La Ripaille follows the magical form this wine in renown for and has manage to captured a wonderful dimension in this wine that comes across like a hypothetical blend of Volnay (silky, silky) and Saint-Émilion (depth, substance).

Region - Loire Valley

Type - Red

Year - 2019

Winery - Loire Valley

Grape - Cabernet Franc

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

It glows in the glass and displays deep set aromas of concentrated blackberry, cassis and attractive leafy notes. Sumptuousness aligned to elegance follows, displaying a rich mineral depth and a superb sense of fruit and tannin sweetness that only the best wines do. As attractive as it is to drink now it will probably reach it's peak in 10-20 years, maybe longer...

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a red grape variety used as an important blending component for Bordeaux Blends, but also as an exceptional stand alone expression in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc is the father grape to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and with a uniquely savoury dried cayenne/paprika note that distinguishes it from its child grapes. Medium bodied, graced with good levels of acidity and a slightly savoury bias, Cab Franc is a great choice for those who enjoy elegant reds with complexity and pairs perfectly with tomato based dishes and smoked meats.

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