Fabien Duveau - Saumur-Champigny - Les Menais - Varrains - Rouge - 2022
Country / Region: Loire Valley
Name: AOP Saumur-Champigny
Grape variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Domaine rated 2 stars in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2024
Cuvée rated 92/100 by our Committee!
Wine:The 2022 red Saumur-Champigny Les Bas Poyeux Chacé , a 'Favorite' of the Committee and rated 93-94/100, showcases the perfect maturity of the Cabernet grape. With its distinctive graphite notes typical of the variety, the wine exudes purity and precision. It features a juicy, fleshy structure that's been impeccably crafted, with well-managed aging and smooth tannins. Everything about this wine is sensitive and harmonious, ready for a delightful tasting experience, yet it will benefit from spending a winter in the cellar. Promising aging potential!
Vinification:Hand-harvested, traditionally vinified and aged for 10 months in concrete vats.
Certified organic wine
Color:Good intensity red with garnet highlights.
Nose:Beautifully mature Cabernet Franc blended with notes of fine graphite.
Palate:Fresh and elegant, this cuvée reveals a highly digestible, seductive profile underscored by fine tannins.
Temperature:Serve between 14 and 16°C.
Food and wine pairing:Oven-roasted veal chops, beef steak with pepper sauce, mixed meat brochettes.
Cellar aging:From now until 2028
Fabien Duveau, a rising star in the Saumurois area, is shaking up the traditional rankings with his highly acclaimed cuvées. He's quickly made a name for himself in the heart of the Loire's great terroirs. His prime location, right across from the renowned Clos Rougeard, places him on some of the appellation's best soils.
Embracing organic farming and meticulous attention to detail, Duveau crafts wines that are vibrantly balanced and precise. His creations are not only approachable but also marked by a pure fruit character, offering both depth and a notable presence.