Saumur-Champigny "Tuffe", Chateau du Hureau

Half-Bottle of Saumur-Champigny "Tuffe", Chateau du Hureau - 2017

Item # 23939 375mL
$10.99/ Single Bottle
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$131.88 $118.69/ Case of 12
Color
Red
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Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Saumur-Champigny
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Tasting Notes

A more dark, earthy and rustic style of Cab Franc from over 30 years old vines. It finishes tannins that grip your mouth and shines when paired with a thick steak or wild mushrooms. We recommend giving it a decanting as well; you’ll be well rewarded with the effort.


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About the Producer

This historic property is considered one of the top producers in Saumur-Champigny. The château has been in the family for 5 generations, and today, is run by Philippe Vatan. The estate is located four miles east of Saumur and 15 miles west of Chinon. Though the Loire Valley is replete with historical castles, a wine-producing château is actually a rarity. True to form, the Hureau estate comes...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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