Domaine L'Austral - Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame "Les Vigneaux" Rouge 2017
In the heart of Puy-Notre-Dame, Saumur, L’Austral has brought a new perspective with Australian influence to Loire Valley wines. The vines of the Amandiers parcel were planted in 1990. In 2016, the chance to start their own domaine occured through the lovely Françoise & Philippe Gourdon of Château Tour Grise, who allowed them to lease out and take over 4 ha of vines that have been grown biodynamically for 20 years. The Les Vigneaux parcel from which these grapes are picked has vines planted in 1975.
A clear wine with notes of crushed red berries: raspberry, cranberry, and a hint of minerals. The palate is fluid, smooth, and relaxed, with fruit and freshness. 100% Cabernet Franc.