2016 AOC Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame - Cuvee 253


2016 AOC Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame - Cuvee 253


Fine and elegant Cabernet Franc.

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Cuvee: Cuvee 253

Style: Still

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc

Colour: Red

ABV: 12.7%

Vintage: 2016

Planted in 2002-03. Manual harvest, Destemmed. Maceration for 60 days – infusion only, indigenous yeasts, aged nine months in concrete eggs. The parcel was previously worked by Philippe Gourdon who helped found the Puy-Notre-Dame AOC. When, for some reason, his wines were rejected from the Appellation he started using the postcode of the parcel “253”.

Acid: 5.37 g/l

Sulphur: 31 mg/l total

Soil: The topsoil is clay and glauconite chalk, with many trace elements – particularly iron silicate. The subsoil is chalky tuffeau limestone

Yield: 35 hl/ha