2021 Domaine Chancelle Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Classic in Style

Reminiscing on that delicious carafe of bistro wine from your last jaunt to Paris? There’s a good chance that it was made from Cabernet Franc. Best known as the signature red grape of the Loire Valley, these peppery, earthy wines are perfect for enjoying chilled with a variety of hearty fare—and this affordable, well-made expression from fifth-generation winemakers Thierry and Lydie Chancelle at Domaine Chancelle is no exception. 

Sustainable farming practices, 40-year-old vines, hand harvested, and vinified in a combination of tank and used oak foudres. Light filtration prior to release.

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Red
  • Tasting Notes raspberry, red currant, damp earth, bell pepper, violets, cardamom
  • Variety Cabernet Franc
  • Region France, Loire Valley
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
  • Table Talk Domaine Chancelle’s vines are planted on limestone-rich soils in the village of Turquant, which is located between the famous appellations of Saumur and Chinon.

$30.00

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In the heart of the Loire lies Domaine Chancelle, a vineyard located on the magnificent limestone soil of Turquant, a small village nestled between Saumur and Chinon. Thierry Chancelle is a native of Chinon and Lydie, his wife, a daughter and granddaughter of viticulturists in Saumur. The entire family estate is situated on clayey-limestone slopes which consist of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Chenin. Respectful to tradition, but also innovative, they have the concern to highlight the nuances of their terroir by practicing the most natural viticulture to preserve the soil balance of their plots.  Chancelle produces powerful and elegant Cabernet Franc, but the couple has a true passion for Chenin. Early in their careers, Thierry and Lydie confessed their love for the variety and actively campaigned for the recognition of a white Saumur-Champigny appellation. (Sourced from Massanois)