Saumur Rouge “Eolithe," Ch. de Fosse-Sèche

Saumur Rouge “Eolithe," Ch. de Fosse-Sèche - 2018

Item # 24785 750mL

A mix of Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon with a wild nose that is also a dense, earthy expression of terroir. The soils are Jurassic silica and are situated in the heart of Saumur's pastoral, historic countryside. The property was originally founded by Benedictine monks in the 10th Century.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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About the Producer

Saumur, Loire Valley, France Quedam Domus que dicitur Fossa Sicca, “a house which is called “Fosse Seche” this Chateau was known in the region since 1238. In the 13th century, the property was a part of the Prieure Saint Nicolas de Montreuil-Bellay. Its manor chapel of the 15th century was updated in the 16th. It was only in 1904 that the owners of the vineyards surrounding the chapel produced...

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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.


Situated on the left bank of the Loire Valley between Angers and Tours, Saumur is a historic city dominated by one of the most famous castles in France. The castle, like many of the great Châteaux of the Loire Valley, was built with the same tuffeau limestone that underlies the vineyards of the region. Excavations left from building castles and palaces resulted in a network of hundreds of miles of underground tunnels, which local vintners have taken advantage of as ready-made wine cellars! ...

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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 wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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